Bunionectomy (Chevron Bunionectomy)
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This outpatient procedure is performed to correct a bunion, a deformity of the toe joint. During the procedure, the surgeon may remove excess bone and then shift the toe into proper alignment. This surgery is commonly performed with regional anesthesia.
What is a Chevron bunionectomy?
This detailed video explains the entire process of a Chevron bunionectomy, including preparation, bunionectomy, osteotomy, realignment, end of procedure and after care. When the procedure is complete, the surgeon closes the incision and bandages the foot. The patient will wear a walking cast, splint or surgical shoe for the next several weeks while the toe heals. The patient will be able to resume normal activities after six to eight weeks.