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enlargement of the lateral aspect of the fifth metatarsal head.
Enlargement of the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint.
[bunion + -ette, diminutive suffix]
bunionette/bun·ion·ette/ (bun″yun-et´) enlargement of the lateral aspect of the fifth metatarsal head.
an abnormal enlargement and inflammation of the joint at the base of the small toe. Also called tailor's bunion.
tailor’s bunionInflammation of the 5th metatarsal at the base of the little toe; named after the seated position of tailors who sat cross-legged, compressing a pressure point of the little toe that corresponded to the site of inflammation.
• Intrinsic—due to congenital bone defects, which is distinctly rare.
• Extrinsi—caused by footwear that puts pressure on the 5th metatarsal.
Pain over the lateral base of the fifth toe; if extreme and prolonged, the skin may ulcerate.
Padded and/or wider shoes; surgery is a last resort.