The provider treats a bunion on the side of the foot, a deformity that develops on the first metatarsal bone, the bone in the foot just behind the big toe, and causes the big toe to bend toward the second toe. Treatment is necessary to reduce symptoms, restore function, and correct the deformity. To accomplish the procedure, he fuses the joint between the foot’s first metatarsal bone and the medial cuneiform bone, a bone of the middle foot located behind the first metatarsal.
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