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Types of Bunionectomy

Arthrodesis
Arthrodesis

Hallux valgus is the medical term for a bunion. The first tarsal-metatarsal (TMT) joint is an important joint at the inner part of the Top and side views of the first metatarsal and medial cuneiform bones (circled in red) that make up the first TMT joint.

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Bunionectomy
Bunionectomy

Bunionectomy is done on one foot at a time to allow for mobility, because weight-bearing activity should be avoided following surgery. Ask Dr. Etingin There is no such procedure as a simple bunionectomy.

Exostectomy
Exostectomy

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.

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Exostectomy/Cheilectomy
Exostectomy/Cheilectomy

A cheilectomy is usually the removal of boney spurs around the 1st toe joint and may be part of a bunionectomy. There are many bunioectomy procedures, but all involve repostioning a part of the 1st metatarsal and/or 1st toe.

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Osteotomy
Osteotomy

Bunion Surgery - Metatarsal Osteotomy What is a bunion? A bunion is a lump at the base of the big toe, caused by sideways drifting and angulation of the big toe.

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Resection Arthroplasty
Resection Arthroplasty

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.

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