A bunion occurs when the big toe joint connecting to the foot turns outward, resulting in a protruding bump at the joint. Caused by wearing shoes with pointed toe-boxes or arthritis, they may be painful and in certain cases require surgery. The board certified surgeons at the Torrance Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group foot care unit perform many types of bunion surgery. They are highly trained and experienced in a variety of these procedures and seek the best course of treatment for each individual patient. This comprehensive foot care program provides our patients with expert diagnoses, treatment, and post-operative physical therapy.
The type of bunion surgery required depends on the patient. Tendon and ligament repair, removing damaged joint surfaces, bump removal, partial joint removal, or joint cutting and realignment are the most common procedures.