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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