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bunionette

 [bun″yun-et´]
enlargement of the lateral aspect of the fifth metatarsal head.

bunionette

(bŭn-yō-net'),
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.

bunionette

[bun′yənet′]
an abnormal enlargement and inflammation of the joint at the base of the small toe. Also called tailor's bunion.

tailor’s bunion

Inflammation 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.

Types
• Intrinsic—due to congenital bone defects, which is distinctly rare.
• Extrinsi—caused by footwear that puts pressure on the 5th metatarsal.

Clinical findings
Pain over the lateral base of the fifth toe; if extreme and prolonged, the skin may ulcerate.

Management
Padded and/or wider shoes; surgery is a last resort.

tailor's bunion

transverse-plane and rotational fifth-ray deformity, characterized by fifth metatarsal abduction, hypertrophy of lateral aspect of fifth metatarsal head, adduction and varus rotation (supination) of fifth toe at fifth metatarsophalangeal joint; associated with severe hallux abductovalgus (contributes to 'diamond-shaped' forefoot); characterized by fifth metatarsophalangeal joint lateral bursa/bursitis and/or heloma molle at depth of 4/5 interdigital space
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