Types of bunion surgery include:
Also referred to as an exostectomy, this procedure removes the bony protrusion at your big toe joint and is typically combined with a secondary procedure (called an osteotomy) to realign the toe and its surrounding ligaments.
By making small cuts in the bone, your toe is repositioned into proper alignment. This procedure is usually done in conjunction with soft tissue correction.
Typically reserved for elderly patients with arthritis or recurring bunion formation, this procedure involves removing the damaged joint and reshaping the ends of the bones.
In this case, bones of the big toe joint are realigned into proper position then fixed in place with pins and screws and fused together. Because this reduces mobility, it again is reserved for severe cases, older patients, and those with previously unsuccessful bunion surgical procedures.