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I had a left lapidus bunionectomy on 1/25/19. I was in the surgical splint for 10 days, then put in a boot and allowed to weight bear beginning day 14. I was allowed to wear regular shoes at week 4. My podiatrist discharged me from his care at 6.5 weeks.
I NEVER had a post-op x-ray. i find that very unusual.
I am back to most normal activities. I walk 3-4 miles a few times per week and bike some, too. I still find I swell after activities so I ice and elevate. By the way, I am a 56 year old female.
Recently I am aware of increased pain in my big toe. If I do heel raises I have sharp pain in my MTP joint that last a while. I am wondering if I really am fused as my progress seems stalled.
What are your thoughts on my situation...especially the lack of x-rays post-op and early discharge? I am considering a second opinion to confirm whether or not the bone is healed. I guess my confidence in my surgeon has been lost.
Any input? Thanks in advance.
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