Osteoporosis and bunion

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I am to have bunion surgery in June, however my osteoporosis consultant has advised me to wait. She said i need to go on bone medication. She will monitor me and hopefully things will improve. Has anyone with osteoporosis had bunion surgery. I also need my 4 toes re aligned. My bunion is moderate to severe.

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    Hi I have not heard anyone say about bone medication but feel the medical experts have to cover themselves for all eventualities & guess it will be better for you in long run & hopefully speed up your recovery time !! Good luck with everything & remember after day 3 it's really just an inconvenience & no real pain & a couple of weeks down the line & you will be quite normal again - I was told to get back into trainers ( ok a size larger than normal) just 2 weeks after surgery!! Take care
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    Hi I have osteopenia which isn't as bad as you have , I have had my left foot done and there was no mention of having to take Adcal or  any calcium medication , ( I was diagnosed about 4 years ago but have chosen not to take medication)  good luck I hope they help you 
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    I have osteopenia and had bunion surgery on both feet three months ago.  About six weeks prior to surgery and two months after surgery my surgeon put me on vitamin D along with the calcium I was already taking.  I haven't had any problems healing and in fact have been told that I'm ahead of where I should be.  I do have Prolia injections every six months but it was not an issue with my surgeon.  My bunions were severe as well.  I'm 67 years old and lead an active life golfing, running (not for awhile though) and gardening.  
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      Hi Lynn,

      Your situation and mine are quite similar.  No one said anything to me as yet (I have not scheduled the surgery as yet but plan to after the first of the year) about vit D or calcium.

      Because of the severity of the bunion (moderate to severe is the way they described it), I am supposed to be non weight bearing for 6 weeks.  Was this your course of treatment?  I'm the same age as you and wonder just how bad this surgery is.  I"m freaking out a little about how to handle the no weight on that foot for 6 weeks!!

      Any help would be appreciated.

      Thanks.,

      Jo

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    Hi everyone, thanks for replies.  Lynn my consultant has advised that I start Prolia.  I am 51 and I have had a numbe rof fractures recently.  They have healed ok but longer than normal at my age.  My consultatn advised wait until I go on medication and have my bone health monitored.  Mary

     

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      Good luck Marycm when you have your surgery.  I had hesitated for many years but am so glad I finally did it.  I know it's a long recovery but every time I look at my feet I'm amazed.  
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    Hello:

    I am 60 and have ostroporosis.  I need bunion surgery.  I was wondering if the doctor put a plate in your foot when the bunion surgery was done?

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