... 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)
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)
... 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 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)
... Awesome. Doing your homework and being prepared are so important. I think a lot of the negative comments about this surgery stem from unreasonable expectations.
I saw the IWALKFREE too and I just about salivated. When you go down your driveway are you leaning back a little, or are you just bending your knee (good leg) a bit extra to compensate?
Crutches have been... (16 replies)
... Hi all,
Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm 36 and scheduled for this surgery on my 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. Can anyone speak to:
1) what kind of pain did you have, and what kind of meds helped, (I have... (0 replies)
... weeks...I think the actual procedure is called an open base wedge osteotomy. ... (6 replies)
... and had bunion surgery last April. I had a base wedge osteotomy and hammertoe correction on two toes. I was on crutches for 6 weeks then a walking boot for 3 or 4 and then a surgical shoe for 2 weeks. ... (17 replies)
... I think you need to get a second opinion or ask your Doctor about this. From what I've heard about Lapidus on these forums, you should definitely be on crutches for 6 weeks to allow the bone to fuse back together and heal properly. This seems very shady that you would be walking immediately after, unless the Doctor told you the wrong name of the procedure by accident.
I... (2 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)
... 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)
... i thought i had a lapidus but i just saw my records today and the procedure i had was something along the lines of a "base wedge osteotomy" and bunionectomy. my bunion was pretty severe, 18 or 19 degree angle and the second toe was lifted up and sat on top of the big toe. ... (11 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)
... Make sure he takes an x-ray after 4 weeks to see if there is union of the bone. You are lucky you don't have to wear a cast. Don't bump your foot or put weight on it, you could mess up the union. I had a cast for 6 weeks, it was awful. If he has success with 4 weeks NWB, maybe that works. (1 replies)
... are pretty bad, so I was surprised to not be in a cast. I saw 2 Podiatrists before deciding, the previous suggested a McBride with open base wedge osteotomy, which would have had me on crutches for 8 wks per foot.... so.. I went with the second opinion. ... (6 replies)
... I had "closing base wedge osteotomy with McBride bunionectomy" on both of my feet last year. ... (3 replies)
... I had "closing base wedge osteotomy with McBride bunionectomy. ... (7 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)
... Hi Gainup. . .
You said, "The thought of being bedridden for any amount of time just freaks me out. I am very active and have worked really hard to get my body where it is now. Bottom line, I'm afraid I'd just turn into a big blob lying around."
If you've been active before foot surgery, it's more than likely you can continue to be active during your recovery -- just in a... (23 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)