Bunion removal is a surgical procedure that corrects a deformed area of the foot near the big toe. Bunion removal is sometimes called a bunionectomy, bunion surgery, or hallux valgus correction. Hallux valgus is a Latin phrase that means “foot deformity.” A bunion removal is necessary if nonsurgical treatment methods don’t relieve your pain.
First MTP joint resection arthroplasty is used to treat severe first MTP joint arthritis. The main symptoms are pain and loss of motion at the joint between the big toe and the foot. Your orthopedic foot and ankle specialist will examine you and take X-rays to determine the extent of your arthritis.