Bunionectomy is an outpatient surgery performed to remove a portion of the protruding metatarsal bone, eliminate the bunion completely, and adjust ligaments and tendons so the big toe can be straightened to a normal position.
Surgical correction of juvenile bunions
Bunions can surface at a very early age. When bunions surface in childhood, they generally will worsen during the teenage years and become even more severe than the parents’ or grandparents’ condition.
– Relief from chronic or severe foot pain and deformity
– Returning to normal daily activities and exercise
During The Procedure
Patients will be sedated through an IV line, and the surgeon will remove the bunion and realign the joint, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Pins, plates, or screws may be used to support the bone in its new position.
After The Procedure
Typically performed as an outpatient procedure, patients must get plenty of rest after discharge and keep their foot elevated to reduce pain and swelling. At your doctor’s discretion, you may start bearing weight using a walker, cane, scooter, or protective boot within a few days.