after 17 weeks still lots of pain and swelling from bunionectomy nickel allergy?

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Going to new doctors now to see how the first surgeon screwed up my bunionectomy...went to PT last night and therapist never saw anything as ugly as what my foot looks like..has anyone on this site ever had an allergic reaction to the nickel in the screws that were implanted?  This whole ordeal has been a total nightmare...and the beauty of it is the surgeon is blaming ME!!  What a cockroach.

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    what a pity!  I have never heard of this allergy. The surgeon should be using titanium screw as compared to others. Titanium screw is more stable but i think its very much expensive. I have 3 titanium screw in my left toe would  prefer them forever in my toe.Siti.
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      most of the screws ARE made of titanium but the manufacturers (Stryker) et al...put a nickel alloy in the screw to make more money (you know, business ethics)...some people have allergic reactions to nickel...I happen to be one of the lucky ones...I'm staring down two MORE to remove the screws (if that's what has caused the problem) and one more surgery to replace the screws with titanium ONLY....gotta love corporations...doing well, by doing good
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    Very strange they use nikkel. In earrings it is not allowed, because of the allergies. I also have a nikkelallergie, but no problem with the screws. Left foot had surgery in sept and no complications.
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