Bunion surgery is performed in order to correct the bunion deformity and minimize the pain caused by such a bunion. A bunion (femoral bunion) is a bunion or a growth of bunion tissue that is placed on the side of a joint at or near the top of a toe.
This one is also known as a “tailor’s bunion,” “ballerina bunion,” or simply “bunionettes.” The bunion may also be called a Popeye, a puttee, or a putter toe, and it causes a great deal of pain, tenderness, and swelling in the foot, particularly in the area of the bunion on the outside of the foot.
Bunion surgery generally is performed on the patients who suffer from symptoms of extreme discomfort in the affected area, problems with walking and balance, and problems with the bunion being visibly large or disfigured First Toe Bunion. Bunion surgery can also correct bunions and “tying” of the toes, although this kind of foot problem is not actually corrected by bunion surgery.
A bunion surgery procedure can help you avoid having to undergo another bunion surgery. If your foot problem is a combination of symptoms such as pain and swelling, and you also have a visible bunion then this procedure may be able to help you remedy your foot problem and possibly avoid second bunion surgery.
Usually, bunion surgery for the correction of hallux valgus deformity takes approximately two to three hours. During this time, the doctor will insert a titanium clip into the bunion bone and through the insertion make a tiny incision above the dermal layer of skin where the bunion is rooted.
Once the bunion surgery is completed, the bone will be pulled apart slightly. A small, light-colored titanium screw will be attached to the end of this screw to keep the bone from healing around the screw. The screw is then closed and a cast will be made of your foot to keep the screw in place.