Bunion & hammertoe revision surgery

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I am due to have revision bunion and hammertoe surgery in April.  Can anyone let me know their experiences of this?

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    Hi Susan,

    sorry to hear that...I, too, will probably need revision surgery for the same problem...would you be kind enough to explain what's been happenning with your foot?

    best regards

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      Hi, sorry to hear you are having problems too. I had a scarf/akin procedure for a bunion on my right foot 31/2 years ago. I was informed after my final X-ray prior to being discharged that there was a slight malunion. 12 months later I had one of the screws removed because it had moved and was causing pain. In March 2014 saw the consultant again re: a mortons neuroma and a hammertoe (2nd toe). In June 2014 had surgery for mortons neuroma and a tendon transfer on the hammertoe.  Further appointment with the consultant in November and was sent for an MRI scan.  Got the result last week which showed I now have arthritis in my ankle and inflammation in the tendons in my ankle and  where I had the mortons neuroma removed.  At the same time I told the consultant to look at my big toe, that is painful, and he agrees that it needs further surgery.  My second toe has never flattened and has now gone rigid so also needs fusion surgery.  Please let me know what your problems are? Cheers Sue
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      Hi Susan,

      I'm 15 weeks post-op bunion surgery (two pins in large toe, one in second toe)  still lots of swelling and pain...had a CT scan a week ago and theoretically it was ok...but unfortunately, my foot doesn't know that!  lol   I'm no stranger to surgery...ex-jock...have had rotator cuff, ACL, gall bladder, vericose vein...all of these progressed without any major problems..This bunion surgery I've had, which was supposed to be "no big deal" according to the surgeon has turned out to be a real nightmare.   Going to another surgeon on friday to see if I need some kindof revision and back to the original surgeon on tuesday of next week...Unfortunately, I don't feel the original surgeon was completely honest with me.

      Best of luck with yours and keep me posted

      regards  

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      Sorry you are having problems, we never really know whether the surgeons are telling us the whole truth. Good luck when you see the second surgeon on Friday.  When I had my first bunion surgery I absolutely sailed through it, hardly needed pain medication.  I had the left foot operated on 2 months after the right and have had no problems whatsoever with that apart from I also have arthritis in that ankle too.  Going to have steroid injections in my ankles whenI have the surgery.

      Let me know how you go on with both consultations.  Hope your foot is feeling its normal self soon. Sue

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    Hi, I have just had bunion and four hammer toes corrected  my surgeon told me the top part of my foot had actually moved to the right my records say "reconstruction of right forefoot" surgery took 2 hours and when the anasthetic wore off I took two pain killers the first night not because it was painful but more an ache and keepinig me awake ..I had the surgery last Tuesdaay and the last painkiller \I took was Thursday lunchtime.  have had no paid since but the only discomfort is in the evening when my foot seems to swell and as i have a plaster cast on is not too comfy but not painful.    I've been wiggling my toes gently and today I feel I've come a long way as there seems to be more room so maybe the swelling has gone down a bit.  I keep it elevated higher than my heart whenever possible and also there is a site for covers for plaster so you can shower.  This is a godsend and no leaks at all if you google surgical accessories you wil probably find it, it was only £17 if you order direct i believe amazon wanted 25 and they are realy helpful, they will send you the right fit as they ask your height and weight, good luck !
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      Hi Jilly, glad everything seems to be going okay.  When I had my original bunion surgery on this foot I absolutely sailed through and really couldn't understand why some people said it was so painful.  Unfortunately I seem to be one of the unlucky ones for whom the surgery failed.  I am not looking forward to the next lot in April.

      You sound very brave as the surgery you have had is far more complicated than my original bunion surgery.

      Good luck hope all continues to go well. Sue

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    So sorry to hear about all of these complications.  I am 7 weeks post op having had bi-lateral MICA (minimally invasive chevron Atkins) and second toe correction also.  So far I have had no issues at all and am so happy with my new feet. I would thoroughly recommend MIS procedures as opposed to traditional open procedures wherever possible.  My surgeon was a genuis!!  Good luck everyone with your revisions.
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      I am so pleased things are going well for you.  I had never heard of MICA. I am not really sure what the revision surgery entails all I know is that it is more complicated than the original bunion surgery I had.  Hope everything  continues to go so well for you. Sue
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    Hello everyone just after a bit of advise I had Double bunion surgery 3 months ago. My left foot seems ok however my right foot does not. My big toe is bending intowards by other toes. My second toe is very painful and seems to have a slight little bone sticking out (bending upwards with the toe) I am wondering if anyone else has had this issue it feels like my foot is stuck in a very very tight shoe. Even when I am bare footed. I wonder if this needs to be fixed? My doctor I saw a the clinic yesterday said come back in 3 months not sure I want to wait that long. what are your thoughts
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