Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Toe Bunion Surgery

Bunion Surgery
In severe cases, surgery is required to remove the bunion. This usually involves removing a wedge of bone, in order to restore the normal alignment of the big toe. The surgery may also involve adjustments to the ligaments that have become too loose, or too tight. A cast is usually required for 6 weeks, until the bone heals.

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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