has anybody had key hole surgery done

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i live in france and they do key hole here i have a bunion on my right foot that needs attention as it is now really painnful and affecting my walking

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    Hi Rena, yes I have, only to have my tubes tied. Not for bunions!!!! I don't think that would be possible to have Keyhole surgery for something so hard and boney.
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      hi carol yes you can have it done on a bunnion it is a new tecnique it was developed

      in france !! where i live and my health care is

      and it is being practiced in the uk priveatly i think by a dr called palmer

      so anybody ot there had it done !!

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      Wow Rena! I'm going to ask about that technique! Sounds wonderful, will try and Youtube it too!....that would be less painful and also shorten the recovery time!
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      Thank you Rena, I did read it was only for mild not over-developed bunions and I don't think I'd be able to have it, but I've downloaded the article and will take it with me to the specialist. Can't wait to hear what he says. My whole life for the rest of this year depends on my feet!!
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    Hi Rena274.  I had a chevron osteotomy and hammer toe arthroplasty 10 weeks ago. All is going well except that the slope of my toe is not corrected enough and it is sloping increasingly towards the 2nd toe, touching it and even starting to go under it again.  It's definitely better than it was, but I am afraid it will cause another hammer toe (as it did originally),  In talking with the surgeon a couple of weeks ago he told me that the correction he did in the area of the bunion is holding well and corrected the angle there. The problem remaining is that the upper part of the toe nearer the toenail is angled and to correct this an Akin procedure would need to be done. When I asked him why he chose not to do the double procedure, he said that he didn't like doing the Akin procedure. That because it dealt with a smaller bone there was great risk for problems to develop and it not heal in good alignment.  Because of these reasons he doesn't like doing both procedures together because if the Akin part isn't all that successful, it will throw off the chevron part.  Having read in a number of forums  that so many others had double procedures done I thought this sounded strange and perhaps he was making an excuse for not choosing the proper procedure to begin with. He told me to come for another check up in 8 weeks (i.e. the 16 week mark) and that we would see what's what then. Suffice it to say that I no longer have confidence in the first orthopedic surgeon to do the Akin given that he doesn't like to do this procedure.  All this preamble is to tell you that I am going to have the Akin procedure done by a private podiatric surgeon who is one of the leading specialists in minimally invasive surgery here in Toronto Canada.  He will also do a tendon release for the hammer toe to see if we can get it to lie flatter.  Frankly, I would have done it all with this surgeon privately but it was alot of money and the orthopedic surgeon I  went to has an excellent reputation.  I have heard from a couple of people who had their surgeries done with this technique that they are very happy with the whole process and result. 

    Have you decided what you are going to do yet?

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