... I had a closing base wedge osteotomy 3 weeks ago. I have been noticing a lot of differences in the way other people's doctors are going about the procedure and recovery. ... (1 replies)
... I view my recovery period as just another type of exercise program. ... (16 replies)
... left foot in 10 days. Very worried about the recovery. Doc says I'll be in a walking boot pretty quickly. I have small children so I am concerned about how this recovery period will go. ... (0 replies)
... it makes all the difference in recovery time. That cut adds at least a month to your recovery........trust me. ... (8 replies)
... My doctor is apparently a perfectionist and said ... "hmmm, I'm pleased with the looks of your foot, but that big toe could be a little flatter/straighter . . . I could tweak it a bit more in a simple procedure that would only take a weekend recovery.
He told me that some women want "designer" feet and that he does multiple procedures on them to try to achieve that. I... (16 replies)
... Cyclist, glad to hear everything is on track for your recovery! I wish I took a before picture of my right foot (worse then left). The only reason I wanted surgery was to tackle my ongoing foot pain.. never thought much about the cosmetic part of it, but after surgery, the nurse told me I had a "pretty foot" with the toes nice & straight & big bump gone.. now I can hardly wait... (16 replies)
... 3/31/05 Update:
It’s been 5 weeks since my surgery, and the podiatrist cut my cast into two pieces when he removed it today. Things are progressing on schedule, and my x-rays show that the bone is healing okay. I still cannot put weight on my foot for another 3-4 weeks.
Much to my surprise, the doctor brought the two pieces of my cast back to me after having lined... (16 replies)
... Pain and cabin fever......makes us all crazy!!!!! I wish my recovery was as good as yours... I, too, chose to sit it out, I have over done it in the past and had more problems because of it. ... (16 replies)
... op by telling me how painful and long the recovery process would be. He didn't hold back. I didn't purchase myself or thru insurance any fancy walking aids. ... (16 replies)
... I have to agree with Katie. While I applaud your proactive approach to your surgery and recovery, there is a certain tone to your posts, whether intentional or not, that implies a superiority to those of us who actually felt pain after this surgery.
I had a great doctor too, and went into my surgery well-prepared, both mentally and physically. However, though I also... (16 replies)
... we're equally responsible for our recovery as our doctors. ... (16 replies)
... I did not have the Lapidus procedure but I did have a very similar procedure called a base wedge osteotomy. The recovery period is pretty much the same as the recovery period of a Lapidus procedure. ... (6 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)
... weight bearing for over 8 weeks and wore a cast. I viewed my recovery period as a "forced exercise program. ... (23 replies)
... After reading these boards...
- I'm amazed at how many types of foot surgeries there are.
- I've learned there are so many approaches to recovery.
- I'm surprised that surgeons use so many different techniques for what appears to be the same problems.
- I've acknowledged that each person's case is different; we all bring unique things to the table, whether it's our general... (2 replies)
... When you said you had a "base wedge osteotomy, a chevron and an aiken", was this all at one time? ... (14 replies)
... se my dr. did not do that procedure, I'm still in a cast, but I'm hoping he made the right decision because I certainly don't want to do this again,. He did the osteotomy on the outside of the foot, the column lengthening, or Evans osteotomy, along with the tendon transfer. ... (6 replies)
... i had surgery on my left foot. The original plan was Calcaneus osteotomy with a wedge and crushed bone, FDL transfer, Achilles Lengthing. ... (6 replies)
... on, which I chose to have surgically corrected by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. He chose to do a lapidus procedure to remove the bump on the bunion and took a wedge of bone out of the first metatarsal bone at the base to reduce the space between the first and second metatarsals. ... (2 replies)
... The new ortho has me scheduled for an open wedge base osteotomy with allograft and some soft tissue repair up around the joint. Lapidus procedure was not ideal since I do not have hypermoblility. ... (1 replies)