Osteoctomy 11 months ago

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Hi, by the end of this month it will a year after my op and it is 6 months since I commented on this site.  I thought it might be interesting for some to read how I've progressed and I wondered how others who had the op same time as me were doing.

I still don't feel I've fully recovered but I do feel improvement: it looks better and the big toe doesn't rub on the 2nd toe.  However when I walk a distance, I do like to walk for my exercise, my big toe and middle toe that was straightened is painful, and at all times I don't feel my big toe is part of my foot!  It also gets stiff and when I move it by hand the joint makes a cracking noise.  Lastly I can bend my toe up without manipulating it but not down.  

So I'm not sure I would recommend this op, probably only if yiur bunion is absolutely seriously disformed.

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    I have a, similar complication, my toes do not move move up, little downward, I developed arthritis in my big toe and rigid hallux, if I could go back I wouldnt have done the surgery, its a different set of problems, my surgery was 7mos ago, I wouldn't advise this surgery
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      i was I was wondering if a series of manipulating by a specialist might help.  I'm returning to the surgeon in 30 March, exactly year after op, so think I might ask him about this, to help movement. I have osteoarthritis in my back and knees, so maybe my toes are now being affected by this.  I agree this op has produced a different set of problems.
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    Hi. Shoooooo I'm scared! I'm happy that I did it because I couldn't wear closed shoes anymore. I'm sorry about your situation and pray that I won't feel the same as you do. Thanks Barbs
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      Hi Barbs

      I have the same problem like you, too. My bunion on my right foot is bad and whenever i wore closed shoes, my right foot would be painful.

      I am going for my bunion operation on the last week of March & I am counting down now. I really hope all will go well with me. Fingers crossed !

      Alice

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    Hi Barbara,

    I had a bunionectomy December 2014, but after the two month review the bump was still there so I had further surgery last July this time a fusion with plate and screws because of arthritis, this surgery left me with a gap between my big toe and the 2nd toe. I needed further surgery to correct the gap,which I had almost seven weeks ago, but an infection was discovered under the plate, all metalware had to come out.

     I'm now waiting for another op, my fifth, to replace plate and screws and have wedge procedure.

     I agree that if the bump is not big and not too painful then it's probably not worth having the surgery, the thing that worried me was that if I left the op the toe may have got worse and also having hammer toes! 

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      That sounds a nightmare! and makes mine seem trifling.  I too was recommended the op because it might get worse, and I did have a very painful inside big toe where it rubbed.  It seems my one op was all that you have had done in the all your ops.  Titanium screws in the op bone. wedge done with staple in big toe, removal of tissue between the big and 2nd toe, and hammer 4th toe straightened.  I did have a big gap between big and 2nd but that's now closed up due to winter and wearing socks.  I do have one more complaint, where the surgeon cut the 4th toe on top, the skin has adhered to the bone and left a dimple scar that really notices in the summer sandal wearing season.  Oh well, I'm just hoping it all needs more time to heal, but I doubt it.

      Hope you have a better recovery, after all the ops you've had.

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