... Hi Jo,
I had closing base wedge osteotomy with McBride bunionectomy at the end of February and was non-weight bearing for 8-9 weeks. (You can probably find my previous posts by searching by "cyclist.") I had my bunion removed, bone taken out in two places, and 3 screws put in my foot.
To me, the surgery was only a mild inconvenience. I had no pain and very little... (5 replies)
Middle-aged female, athletic, slim.
Walked 5 days a week; cycled 2 times a week, for one hour each time; worked out with a stretch band; did exercise to increase leg strength and balance, good physical condition, strong legs. I have been athletic all my life.
Big toe on right foot was drifting toward second toe causing an ingrown... (16 replies)
... I am four weeks post op today and I love my compression sock. I use athletic tape as an alternative to give me a break and that is working well too.
Even after four weeks, that foot is still getting iced and elevated at least 3 times a day. (4 replies)
... I'm 2 months out from a base wedge procedure, and can say it's taken longer than I expected to get back to "normal. ... (4 replies)
... You still need to ask your dr. the exact name of the procedure, as what you described could encompass several procedures. My 2nd bunionectomy involved them doing a V cut on the distal portion of my bone...I was able to bear weight as tolerated immediately. It was a Chevron osteotomy. ... (6 replies)
... s to be right or there will be problems afterwards with pain under the forefoot. The lapidus procedure also shortens the bone more than a traditional Austin type bunionectomy and that is why people have to have the 2nd metatarsal shortened which is not an exact procedure either on how much to shorten. ... (41 replies)
... I had a base wedge bunionectomy and osteotomy in April 07. ... (27 replies)
... Well, what kind(s) of anesthesia did you have, and does your foot look good?
TIA. I'm just starting to research this. (15 replies)
I'm sorry I didn't respond to your post sooner! I am a year post-op so I don't check these boards as often as I used to.
I do ballet mostly, as well as jazz and lyrical. Just to give you some background, I had a base wedge bunionectomy and osteotomy so I was on crutches for 6 weeks and then walking in an aircast for 4, and in a surgical shoe for another 2-3... (18 replies)
... op exercising. I am going to start doing sit ups and some weights in preparation for having a bunionectomy on my other foot. ... (5 replies)
... In 2004 a DPM performed a Austin Bunionectomy on both of my feet. I had severe bunions and both just came right back. I am afraid now that another DPM wants to perform a basse wedge osteotomy on me.. ... (5 replies)
... hi runnermac,
what type of surgery did you have? I had a osteotomy and base wedge bunionectomy and was non-weight bearing for 6 weeks and then in a walking cast/surgical shoe for another 4-5 weeks.
I had my surgery last April and I think I started running in August. I was scared to run at first because of the pounding your foot takes but my doctor assured me it would... (7 replies)
... i had a base wedge osteotomy and was on crutches for 6 weeks and had a pin in my 2nd toe for about 4 weeks. after the pin was removed i was able to get my foot wet in the bath. ... (2 replies)
... chevron procedure. To give you some background, I had a severe bunion on my right foot and had a base wedge osteotomy on that foot last April. I was on crutches for 6 weeks and all that jazz. ... (14 replies)
... info on my surgery, but this is my first post. I am one week out from an Austin Bunionectomy on my right foot and I think I'm doing pretty good. ... (6 replies)
... Yup! Mine was done May 25, 2005 and was a MUCH faster recovery than my first foot, which had a base wedge, chevron and akin.... ... (15 replies)
... You should be done with the worst part of the pain after about three or four days - just hang in there and keep icing/elevating. Find something to keep your mind off it, though I know it's difficult.
Don't try and do too much too soon - that's the biggest mistake people make!
Every day is another day closer to recovery!
(Base-wedge osteotomy & chevron... (4 replies)
... I had two bunionectomy and hammertoe surgeries this year. ... (6 replies)
... It actually sounds like your pod is giving you some thorough information, which is a great start. I had both feet done this year: the left (more severe one) in January, and the right one in May and I'm completely up and about and have been for a couple months now. You should really allow yourself three months, and that's including some PT, depending on how long your doctor... (8 replies)
... I had the pin just below where the bunion used to be - I do have a tiny scar from the pin, by the way, but it's just a dot - I had a base wedge osteotomy w/a chevron and aiken bunionectomy (meaning they broke it in three places; the base which is kind of midway down my foot, the actual bunion, and my big toe; and put two permanent screws in. the pin was between the location... (11 replies)