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It’s been three weeks since my surgery on my right foot. I had a McBride Bunionectomy and a Lapidus Fusion. There are two parallel screw along my TMT joint at the midfoot and one in my big toe bone where a wedge of bone was removed. I’m recovering well, although I occasionally get little electric shocks or dull throbbing at the screw sites (usually at night). Is this normal?
Also, when they took X-rays at my two week mark, I noticed the screws were very close to the surface of my foot. I have skinny feet, so there seems to be only a thin layer of skin above the screw heads. I asked the doctor if they may bother me when wearing closed shoes and need to be taken out in the future. He stated he has only taken the hardware out once in all his foot surgeries in the past fifteen years. Then he looked at my skinny feet, seemed to reconsider, and said if they do bother me, they can be taken out.
Have many of you had the screws taken out at a later time or kept them in successfully? I can’t imagine going under the knife again, especially when I still have my left foot surgery to go through!
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