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  1. Bunion removal Bunion removal
    Bunion removal is surgery to treat deformed bones of the big toe and foot. For more information on this type of deformity, see: Bunion Description You will be awake during the procedure. You willl given anesthesia (numbing medicine) so that you will not feel pain and medicines to help you relax. T...
  2. Bunion removal - discharge Bunion removal - discharge
    You had surgery to repair a bunion. The surgeon made an incision (cut) in your skin to expose your toe joint and bones. Then your surgeon repaired your deformed toe. You may have screws, wires, or a plate holding your toe joint together. What to Expect at Home You may have swelling in your foot. Ke...
  3. Bunions Bunions
    A bunion is when your big toe points toward the second toe. This causes a bump on the inside edge of your toe. Causes Bunions occur more commonly in women and can sometimes run in families. People born with abnormal bones in their feet are more likely to form a bunion. Wearing narrow-toed, high-hee...
  4. Burns Burns
    There are three levels of burns: First-degree burns affect only the outer layer of the skin. They cause pain, redness, and swelling. Second-degree (partial thickness) burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of skin. They cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering. Third-degree (ful...
  5. Burns - resources Burns - resources
    The following organization is a good resource for information on burns: American Burn Association - www.ameriburn.org Alternative Names Resources - burns...
  6. Bursitis Bursitis
    Bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) that lies between a tendon and skin, or between a tendon and bone. The condition may be acute or chronic. Causes Bursae are fluid-filled cavities near joints where tendons or muscles pass over bony projections. They assist movement and reduce...
  7. Byssinosis Byssinosis
    Byssinosis is a disease of the lungs brought on by breathing in cotton dust or dusts from other vegetable fibers such as flax, hemp, or sisal while at work. See also: Occupational asthma Causes Breathing in the dust produced by raw cotton can cause byssinosis. It is most common in people who work ...