... I have been reading your post, sounds like your surgery went really well. I too am having bilateral scarf osteotomy next Tuesday and I'm freaking out a little! ... (40 replies)
I am having a bilateral scarf bunion op tomorrow - is there anyone else who has had this surgery recently as it would be nice to go through experiences etc?
Pinky P (18 replies)
... did you have JUST scarf osteotomy.....on both feet? ... (40 replies)
... thank you Pearl!!!
I had to create my own thread- so I appreciate you coming here and answering my questions:) (sorry if it was me that caused yours to close) lots of politics hey;)
anyway, THANK YOU...so in that 15 weeks were you elevated for the majority of the time? I just don't know what I would do for 15 weeks?
soaking the feet sounds great!! I can't wait to do the... (40 replies)
... I am 15 weeks post op from bilateral scarf bunionecromy, I only went back this week as i have a job that i am on my feet all day. ... (40 replies)
... I am near London and am due to have double scarf procedure on 9 Nov and am at the nervous point at the moment. ... (18 replies)
A week ago today I had bunion surgery (a bilateral scarf osteotomy) my left toe seems to have straightened however, my right toe seems to be in the original position bending inwards. I called the hospital for clarification as I don't want to have gone through this to find out it is unsuccessful and was told that it is early days and they will look next week when I come... (0 replies)
... Thanks again for your reply.
I am indeed having both feet done - they are both throbbing as I sit here typing this and they will be bandaged from what I understand.
Beginning to think I haven't planned the timing as well as I had thought with xmas at the end of my 6 week recovery! Requested the beginning of november so kids were in school for a clear 6 weeks and the NHS... (18 replies)
... It wasn't too difficult getting from the car to my bed as it wasn't too far for me, but I do remember it being very painful, mainly becasue my feet felt very swollen and that was after 2 days (as I stayed in hospital for 2 nights - doc said so they could monitor pain and give pain meds). I had the surgery done privately though as I was lucky enough to have this covered by my... (18 replies)
... Thank you so much for your reply and tips.
I am having the surgery in Guildford as a day patient - I am terrified about how I will get from the car and into my house at the moment!! I have sorted out the kids and all their after school clubs already and have made a start on my xmas shopping already as figure I won't be heading to the shops in person this year.
I am... (18 replies)
... Hi Aimski,
I'm not sure if you're still reading these boards, but hope you are! I'm 4 months post op now and I still can't really wear heels. I know you mentioned at 18 months you can wear heels and do pretty much anything, but do you remember when you started wearing heels again?
Also I have slight stiffness in my feet in the mornings, do you remember if you... (40 replies)
... Hi CG71,
My recovery is going well I think, I still have some stiffness in the mornings but I'm pretty much into my normal flat shoes. I'm 4 months post op now (I had my op mid May 2011). My feet do slightly swell by the end of the day and I sometimes still ice them in the evenings. I can't really walk properly in heels, I don't really wear high heels but I would love to... (18 replies)
... Hey did u get any reply to this? I had it done 1year 9 mths ago! Do jot regret it but fish I did more mobilizing exercises post op as my left toe is perfect but the right is still a bit stiff & gives me some pain:( the look great though and way less pain& I can run again ( except for the part where I'm really unfit). :) (18 replies)
... I am not sure with the akin if you should do what I did. But they were really simple: for example, take tha palm of your left hand and press against the bottom of your right toes, with your fingers now all wrap on the top of the toes and just push them back toward the top of foot (like what your toes would do if you were trying to stand on your toes) and the other way is to... (18 replies)
... I'm in PT so i have toe excrises to do but i can't really bend the big toe when i'm doing that excrises. where on the foot do you massage, how long do you do it (5 or 10 mins or more?), and how many times a day? all i have on right now is a bandage (over the incrision and a blister next to the incrision). thanks for the advice (18 replies)
... Hi cards5fan, sounds like you had some sort of bunionectomy with akin. Our scenario is slightly different, as I only had the bunionectomy without correcting the big toes. My surgeon decided not to touch them as aesthetically and anatomically they don't look bad, but you can see slight crookedness if I bend my toe 90 degree. The recovery process is much quicker without the... (18 replies)
... Hi. I don't know what the surgery i had is called but my doctor broke my big toe, straigtened it, and put a screw in to hold it (is this what your doctor did?). He also removed a toenail from the other foot (left foot bunion and right big toenail removed). Stiches were removed at 1 week 5 days and i started PT at 3 weeks 2 days. I had a follow-up appt on Fri june 3rd (8... (18 replies)
... I wore my MBTs I think between 7 month to 10 month post op and prior to that, I was wearing old pair of my sneakers that were "wrap-around" (no shoe lace or tongue) so they conformed to my swelling feet quite well :)
Happy shopping! (18 replies)
... Thanks for your quick reply, I know what MBT's are, I've seen people wear them at work! The doc said I could probably start wearing trainers one size too big at around the 4 week post-op mark so I'm looking for trainers at the moment. Did you wear your MBT's after 7 months? (18 replies)
... Hi Pinky,
Congrats on getting the bandage off! Yes, stay off your feet for as long as you can as it will help with the recovery process by letting the bones to have a chance to heal faster without any weight. Believe it or not, I never iced mine as I was staying at a hotel at a time, so I just kept them up all the time for the first 3 weeks, then I had to take a flight to... (18 replies)