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Bunionette Deformity (Tailor’s Bunion)

What Is Bunionette Deformity (Tailor's Bunion)?

Please see foot & ankle anatomy for more information about foot anatomy. 

A bunionette is also known as a Tailor’s bunion.

The deformity results in a swelling along the outer border of the foot at the level of the 5th toe, also known as the 5th metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint.

Clinical photograph of bilateral bunionette deformities

Clinical photograph of bilateral bunionette deformities

A bunionette deformity can be mild in the early stages, but with time can become progressively more severe and painful.

What Causes It?

What Are The Symptoms?

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Can The Problem Get Worse?

Non-Operative Treatment Options

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Potential Complications

Post Operative Period & Recovery