bunionectomy

noun
bun·​ion·​ec·​to·​my | \ ˌbən-yə-ˈnek-tə-mē How to pronounce bunionectomy (audio) \
plural bunionectomies

Medical Definition of bunionectomy

: surgery to excise all or part of a bunion that involves removing soft tissue and bone and may also involve realigning the toe joint When foot pain makes wearing shoes difficult and all other remedies have failed, a bunionectomy may be the answer.— Richard Trubo, Harvard Health Medical Letter, February 1993

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“Bunionectomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bunionectomy. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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