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hi hope someone can help.
i had hammer toe surgery on 3 toes 21 months ago. I wasn't in any pain before the surgery but have been in permanent pain since then. My surgeon explained it as a simple procedure and suggested I'd be back at work in two weeks and driving at 3 weeks. It was all what he called ' soft tissue work', - releasing and transferring tendons. I won't go into the visits to and from the hospital since then but now need to see another consultant who is independent of the hospital, to help me understand what's causing the pain, and can it be fixed. I've no idea how to find a good honest specialist who isn't just interested in making some money. I have lost total trust in foot surgeons in my area having had 3 different opinions in a 6 month period and the surgeon who did my surgery blatantly lying about covering the risks with me. According to him he's now saying I have Reynaulds and that's why he did soft tissue work rather than fusions. I have never been diagnosed or had even heard of Reynaulds until he mentioned it 6 months AFTER my surgery as a reason I may not be recovering. He did surgery on both my feet in January 2013. I can't spend the rest of my life in pain. I'm in my fifties non smoker non drinker and in good health with a healthy BMI. Can anyone tell me how to go about finding a good honest foot specialist in the UK? If you've had hammer toe surgery and had a good outcome please feel free to recommend a surgeon. I desperately need to move on with my life.
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