bunion surgery

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Now 8 weeks post op, pain eased off, but still red and swollen, when bandages came off at 6 weeks couldn't get into my shoe( bought eee wide) Surgeon just said to use ice packs. Iv just been on NHS Choices it says can take 6 months. Anyone with same problem. I do have other

health problems which I feel could be problem

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    Hi, i also going 8 weeks post op on Scarf Osteotomy with K wire fix on 2left toe. My leg swollen but no red wound. Wound dried out but the skin looks ugly with a lot of wrinkles. As I dont feel much pain i did some gardening during the 5th week with bandage still on and using Vacoped shoe which my sugeon bought for me. After that had minor infection with throbbing pain. Since then i dare not walk around and solely on wheel chair for 1week. When next apointment, no more infection, my surgion satisfied.

    I wonder whether the wrinkle around the wound area will dissapear. I worry eventhough my leg swollen, wrinkles remain. My hubby commented on the wrinkle.

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    I am sorry to hear about your pain but It's normal to have redness and swelling after bunion surgery. I also had a bunion surgery about a year ago. My surgeon told me the same thing to me that by applying ice pack to the affected area several times a day can relieve pain and swelling but never apply ice directly to the skin, wrap it in a cloth or tea towel first. I wish you get well soon!
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    I am 5 days post op with second foot bunionectomy/midfoot fusion...having a plate and several screws in place. I thought it might be helpful for you to know that when I went in for my 8 weeks checkup, my dr. seemed surprised that I was not wearing a large shoe, as they told me I could graduate to on my own. (I was allowed to bear weight after 5 weeks.) However, I could not fit into any shoe, do to the swelling. So, my dr. placed a very tight sock, it was like a crew length compression stocking on my foot and told me that I should go purchase a shoe that day. I was able to!

    Since then, I had purchased compressions stockings and found these helped tremendously with reducing swelling, much more so than any icing or elevating did.

    Hope that helps with your swelling issue.

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    Thanks for the info, i think i have problem to find suitable show to suit my leg after all because my leg is wide but small size. My surgeon recommend for custom made shoe. Have to look for it. I don't know anything about compression socks. I think socks are tight enough, what is the difference of compression socks? Sorry i really dont know.
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    Now 5 months post op and still getting swelling, cant wear shoes or slippers for long
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