Medical Dictionary

bunionectomy

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

Medical Definition of bunionectomy

plural

bunionectomies

  1. :  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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