Bunion Surgery (Hallux valgus)
Bunions are very common. They cause pain over the big toe. Many severe ones also affect the second and third toes leading to pain in the front of the foot.
Although footwear changes solves the problem for many people. Some still require surgical correction.
There are hundreds of operations described for the correction of bunions. Many date back to the 1950's and 1960's. Do check with your surgeon when the surgery was dated. These often require long periods of casting of the foot or usage of crutches and often with pins sticking out of the foot for weeks.
The latest bunion surgery is by minimally invasive techniques. There are a few techniques. Some of which involves making multiple small holes in the foot. Some of which involves a single small incision. Only selected types of bunion will be suitable.

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