There are over 100 surgeries described for bunions. Research does not indicate which type of surgery is best-surgery needs to be specific to your condition. More than one procedure may be done at the same time.
Removal of part of the metatarsal head (the part of the foot that is bulging out). This procedure is called exostectomy or bunionectomy.
Realignment of the soft tissues (ligaments) around the big toe joint.
Making small cuts in the bones (osteotomy) and moving the bones into a more normal position.
Removal of bone from the end of the first metatarsal bone, which joins with the base of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). At the metatarsophalangeal joint, both the big toe and metatarsal bones are reshaped (resection arthroplasty).