I am 7 weeks post op on my right foot. 6 week checkup the bone is not healing. Pain and discolored

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Had a CT scan ordered by my doctor today to investigate why the bone isn't healing. I am in a walking boot and have been weight bearing for 5 weeks with minimal swelling, but still some pain. Since my appointment (8/29) I have been in pain (between a 4 & 6 I'd say. Ow) and now now have just noticed that the top and side of my foot are turning a brownish color with a little bit of swelling and a pain at about a 5. Anyone experience this? Any advice?

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    Hi Jessica,

    Sorry to hear bout your foot. What procedure did you have done and have you been walking with your boot since 2 weeks post-op? I experienced my foot turning purple when I hadn't been elevating and icing behind the knee often enough but not brown. I would let my doctor know about your pain levels and the color of your foot as soon as possible if I were you.

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      Ah I can't remember the name and don't have my papers at the moment. Quite extensive. 2 incisions, one along the side of the foot as per usual, quite large, and another small one on top between the big toe and second toe to fix crooked toes. I have been walking in the boot since 8 days post op. I still ice and elevate regularly. Of course the doctor is away for the long weekend! May be headed for a trip to urgent care  to ease my mind, as the color is a little more off today sad. Thanks for responding!!! 

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    I can't believe they have you weight bearing so soon after surgery. I had Lapidus surgery on my right foot for bunion and hammer toe correction for the second toe. Two screws were placed across the first TMT joint, and I had joint resection of the second toe with a pin inserted. I was in a cast and was to be non-weight bearing for six weeks before I got to wear the walking boot. I hope you get better very soon!

    Best wishes and God bless!

     

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