Bunion Surgery

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I'm waiting for my surgery date..and after reading the posts I'm getting worried. The doctor said that they have to put 2 screws in the big toe, pins in the other 3 toes and take out a neuroma....Is that a lot to do at one time? Anyone else had this done? Just wondering what I should expect?


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    Hi chris

    Do you know the name of yr procedure? I had scarf osteotomy fusion of 2nd toe with pin removable at 5-6 weeks, weils osteotomy of 3rd toe which involves a screw, and lengthening of ligaments in 3rd 4th and 5th toes. A lot of work but best to get it done in one go and I think they do it that way so that they can work on the bio mechanics of the foot properly as in my case just doing the bunion would not have corrected the pain in the ball of my foot.

    I am progressing well at 5 weeks post op.

    What is yr main concern? What ate yr expectations of the surgery has the procedure been fully explained? If you have questions have another chat with yr surgeon. Good luck.

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    12weeks ago I had very similar surgery, bunion (scarf osteotomy) neuroma removed and the tendon lengthened in the 2nd toe. All is very good now, nor really had pain just felt very swollen but that's all gone now. In fact I am booked in for my other foot on the 19 th December . It's probably better getting it done all at once then only one recovery. Good luck
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    Hi. I'm 8 weeks after having both feet done. My bunions were so severe I had plates, bolts, screws and bone grafts in both feet.

    The op itself is fine, but the swelling afterwards is nasty. My advice is to have lots of friends and relatives to help you out, to keep your feet massively elevated (about 7 pillows when you are in bed) and just to focus on the long term.

    Better a year of discomfort than several years not walking or breaking the other bones in your feet through walking badly which was what happened to me. Good luck

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