A bunionectomy procedure is performed to excise or removes the bunions, which is nothing but a localized painful swelling at the base of the big toe. The joint is enlarged due to new bone formation causing misalignment of the toe. The bunion is from either due to bursitis or the inflammation caused by degenerative joint disease.
Bunionectomy is recommended in the following conditions:
- Intense pain and stiffness
- Foot deformity and difficulty in walking and performing routine activities
- Conservative treatment has failed to relieve the pain and other problem