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Had scarf bunion surgery on 11/11/15 and at the 5th week appointment, when I thought I would be out of the surgical shoe and start bearing weight, I was told that I had fractured the first metatarsil in a different place than where the doctor surgically broke it to fix the bunion. And since it was displaced I would need surgery again.I had the second surgery on 12/16 and was put in a splint until 12/29 when I was put in a hard caste to just below my knee. I got back on 1/29 to get this cast off and xrays taken.
Regarding my surgery: when the doctor got in there, he realized that the break was an old one and had to have happened immediately after the bunion surgery...like a day or two after....because the displaced bon had started to grow back but it was growing back incorrectly. Because of this he had to saw and chip away the new growth and then insert a plate with six pins. I was given probophal which just puts you in a twilight state so I could hear the sawing, etc...and it hurt like hell!!! The doctor told my husband when I was still in recovery that he thinks one of the two pins wasn't placed correctly. Hmmm.....Good news: my bones grow quickly because the bunion area was healed and he was able to take the pin out. Of course, I am on non-weight bearing for six to eight weeks.
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