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    What does surgery for bunions usually mean?


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    Mr William Edwards

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

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

    There are very many different surgeries for bunions; the choice of surgery will depend how big it is and how much arthritis is in the joint. Better surgeries are those that rebuild a normal joint giving good position, shoe fit and movement. It involves cutting the bones to put them in a good position without damaging the cartilage and then balancing strength at the joint (moving tendons or muscles, tightening ligament so that pull is even).

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