Permanent screw

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morning All

i had a scarf osteotomy and akins procedure 13 weeks ago. My foot at the bunion site and at the base of my big toe is still really red, painful and swollen. I cant get a normal shoe on due to this. I had an appointment with the consultant this week as I had right foot surgery six weeks ago. He said that the permanent screw was causing the problem and may need to consider removing it. I asked what this entailed and he said it neded removing under general anaesthetic. Has anyone experienced this before.

my second foot is also extremely painful and swollen and he thinks that there is anon union of the bone and recommended to continue wearing the surgical shoe for a few more weeks. He said both complications were rare. How unlucky two rare complications, one in each foot. I thought I would be pain free at this point and ready for work. However, my feet hurt more now than previous. Have any of you also had experience with a non union. Thanks alot

denise

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    Hi,

    I have had one foot done in February and the other in May. I have a cyst on my first and have to have it removed. Surgeon wanted a x Ray to see if it was a screw. He was prepared to remove the screw under local if it had been. So not sure why you need general? I am waiting on a date for the removal.

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    Hi

    I had a double bunion removal in January. My right foot is great but the left foot has the screw sticking out so I have been booked in for removal on the 28th. I was told by the surgeon it will be under local and no driving for two weeks unless its automatic. Like Sally i'm confused as to why you need a general.

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      Hi Jackie and sally, Im really not good with GA's. when I asked he said that it would be a brave person go have done under local. Jackie, has the screw sticking out caused problems in your foot. I just want it over with

      thanks a lot

      denise

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      That is very strange. My surgeon said its a ten minute operation, and it is literally open scar take screw (my cyst) out then stitch back up. Is your surgeon just taking your screws out? My cyst only hurts when I wear full shoes or it gets knocked or something dropped on it.
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      Thanks Sally, it's just the screws. It's swollen in that area and the pain is like from crushing bone. He said he wants to leave that for now and sort the other because that's really swollen and painful, he is waiting to see what that's like when I've been non weight bearing again. Not sure what he will so if if is a non union. Not sure that he does. I just need to get driving and back to work. Thanks denise
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    Denise/Sally

    My surgeon said it would be quick too hence the local. My screw rubs on shoes when I walk, otherwise it doesn't bother me.  I too just want to get back to normal and be able to walk properly not hobbling!

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      Hi Jackie

      hope it works out well. Let me know on here how you get on. Both my feet are not good at the minute, I try to be optimistic that they will i prove.  

      All the best denise

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    I had a screw removed under general anaesthetic 12 months after surgery.  I was pain free within a week of the surgery. Hope this reassures you.
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    Hi Denise

    I had a scarf/akin osteotomy done June 2014 with the surgeon putting a screw and two staples in the left foot which has been fine. I didn't try wearing shoes for three months which was fine. The only problem I've had is leaving the spacer between the large toe for too long keeping the toes apart permanently. Did your surgeon cut you on top of your foot btween your large toe and the next one giving you more flexilibity? Maybe you need a second opinion from another specialist before having further surgery or removing the screw. Mine is permanent! Best of luck!!! From Anna, Sydney, Australia.

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      Hi Goanna

      i wasnt provided with spacers. Yes he did that incision. I am considering seeking a second opinion. I am glad you have improved thanks for the advice

      denise

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