Diseases & conditions A-Z List
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Bunion removal is surgery to treat deformed bones of the big toe and foot. For more information on this type of deformity, see: Bunion
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.
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...
A bunion is when your big toe points toward the second toe. This causes a bump on the inside edge of your toe.
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...
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.
Burns - resources
The following organization is a good resource for information on burns:
American Burn Association - www.ameriburn.org
Resources - burns...
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.
Bursae are fluid-filled cavities near joints where tendons or muscles pass over bony projections. They assist movement and reduce...
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
Breathing in the dust produced by raw cotton can cause byssinosis. It is most common in people who work ...