To treat a bunion, a condition at the joint of the big toe in the foot, which is manifested by a boney projection, a type of surgery called the Lapidus Bunionectomy may be required. When the big toe begins to move towards the next toe on the foot (this happens quite naturally), a bunion is formed. This is the result of the dislocation of the joint of the big toe. The sizes of bunions may vary from small to large. The surgery restores the position of the joint of the big toe by structurally positioning it in its original place. The surgery is performed under a local anesthetic, and the patient can go home on the same day, but must not bear weight on the foot that has been treated. The surgery takes about an hour to perform.