halux valgus

Posted , 6 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

Post Scarf/Akin left foot, 15 October. Appointment yesterday. The good news is they asked if I wanted the right foot done so I said yes, that's happening July time. The bad news is my left foot hasn't worked, not sure if that's anything to do with my Psoriatic Arthritis (surgeon said I have soft bones). So the upshot is that a bunion has started to form again plus other bone damage. I was told they need to operate again and will go in via the ankle part of my foot (where foot joins ankle), and it will be a big operation, to say I'm nervous is an understatement!!

0 likes, 10 replies

Report

10 Replies

  • Posted

    So sorry to hear that it hasn't worked sad I guess it's probably your poor bones don't heal so well with that type of arthritis I've a friend with that type and it's pretty horrible form of it, good for you for not being put off though and really hope this time it works for you x
    Report
  • Posted

    Thank you, yes , not nice as I've got problems with my hand too plus Osteoarthritis of the hip, which will probably need replacing at some point, oh joy lol
    Report
    • Posted

      Well you look after yourself and your obviously doing well, my friend had finger joint replacement it's a horrible disease I hope yr nxt op goes well for you, you'll be like a new person if you get a new hip too smile
      Report
  • Posted

    I'm sorry that you are nervous. There will come a time when this is all behind you and your feet will be beautiful and do what they are suppose to without pain. Best of luck to you and we'll be here!
    Report
  • Posted

    Hi,

    I think that's called the lapitus procedure. I think. That is what I had done to prevent the bunion from coming back. Joint on top of foot. I have 2screws there now. I would be nervous too. I'm so sorry. I'm sure everything will turn out fine. I'll be praying for your quick healing

    Report
  • Posted

    Sorry to say this, but it could be a case of poor surgical technique. I wonder what the x-rays reveal.
    Report
  • Posted

    Hi Jane

    I'm really nervous now after reading your message!

    I am seven weeks and two days post op for both bunions - right foot seems ok and have managed to drive with a soft canvas shoe on but the left foot is still in a boot for another two weeks as the surgeon said I have osteoporosis (soft bones) and he struggled to get two screws in, he stapled the screw in instead. My toe is still off at an angle and the bunion is still prominent. I go back to him in two weeks for xrays etc. When did you get told it hadn't worked - could you walk and put a shoe on, did it hurt? Any advice please to calm me down!

    Report
    • Posted

      Hi Jackie, don't be nervous!! I found the whole thing from beginning to end relatively easy going, never had any problems with healing and did everything I was meant to do, resting, elevating etc but it just didn't work for me. At the time of my surgery whilst on the operating table the surgeon mentioned that my first metatarsal was broken (I'd had no accident and no pain), so I'm just guessing that the Arthritis has a lot to do with it. Oh my appointment was Friday by the way.
      Report
    • Posted

      And yes I was walking quite well, couldn't really get a shoe on as it was swollen for a long time, I'd just wear my ugg boots.
      Report
  • Posted

    Thanks, I guess I will just have to wait and see with mine then.  Fingers crossed as I don't fancy going through that again!
    Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up