The Austin bunionectomy is a procedure that is done for those with bunions or hallux valgus. The procedure is most commonly used for mild to moderate bunions. The Austin procedure is a combination of several procedures that are used to remove the lump of the bunion and correct the angulation of the joint and change the soft tissue pull at the joint. The procedure is normally well tolerated and does require a period of rehabilitation as the bone that is cut during the procedure needs to heal like any bone fracture does. It is important that after the Austin procedure that the cause of the bunion is addressed so that it does not happen again.