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    What is a bunion?


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    Mr William Edwards

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr William Edwards is a fellowship trained Foot and Ankle Surgeon, and fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has a Private practice in Prahran. William Edwards’ … View Profile

    A bunion is a swollen and deformed big toe. It is a common problem which is painful but very rarely dangerous. The most frequent cause is the toe slowly dislocating – but it can simply be caused by arthritis.

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    Mr Wei-Han Tay

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Wei-Han Tay is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions, and trauma. Wei-Han obtained his undergraduate medical … View Profile

    A bunion is a bony prominence over the inside of the main knuckle (metatarsophalangeal or MTP joint) of the big toe (hallux). It is due to a malalignment of the bones that form the great toe and is known as a hallux valgus deformity.

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