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bunionectomy

noun bun·ion·ec·to·my \ ˌbən-yə-ˈnek-tə-mē \

medical Definition of bunionectomy

plural bunionectomies
: 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 TruboHarvard Health Medical LetterFebruary 1993

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