Bunionette or tailor's bunion

Picture of a bunionette or tailor's bunion

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A bunionette, or tailor's bunion, develops at the base of the little toe. When the long bone that connects to the toe (metatarsal) bends away from the foot, the little toe bends inward and the joint swells or enlarges.

Last Updated: February 4, 2010

Author: Judy Dundas

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Barry L. Scurran, DPM - Podiatric Surgery

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