... I had right foot bunion removed Jan. 11, 2010. Bone cut apart in a "Z" pattern and screwed back together with 2 permanent screws. NWB for 4 weeks. HOPING he will let me try and walk next appointment on Feb. 9, 2010. Already, in just 18 days, I can see some major atrophy in my right calf! I was VERY fit before surgery. Avid biker, hiker and walker all year around, 6 days... (11 replies)
... I had bunion surgery on my left big toe mid-June 2009. They cut the section out and one screw. At 2 weeks when I went to see the doctor wearing the black shoe (not camboot) they had given me post surgery, he told me this was a WB injury recovery and to stop using the crutches. I could stand without them, limped a little at first and basically didn't need them. However, if... (11 replies)
... I had right bunion surgery where the bone was shaved, a screw in my toe for hammertoes, and the small toe had too much bone in it. This was May 2008, well, I still feel pain in the joint of the big toe and now my left foot is going bad, I cannot have this surgery again, I was depressed and the nerve pain is so awful. I am going to see a podiatrist again but I want to know if... (11 replies)
... I had bunion surgery about 4 1/2 years ago, I have 2 permanent screws in my left foot, I have only had that foot done, it was the worse out of the two and my pain was unbearable at times. My big bone in my foot was cut to correct the bow and then screwed back together, also the bunion was removed.
My pain was terrible after my surgery, for almost 3 weeks.(another reason why... (11 replies)
... I havent had bunion surgery (although it is likely in my future). I have had other surgeries, and most recently, a gastroc recession (calf lengthening). Originally he said 2 weeks in a cast nwb, and then 2 weeks in a boot, but decided to have me see him after one week. He ended up removing the cast, and told me to start weight bearing. I thought he was absolutely crazy. I was... (11 replies)
... I had a chevron procedure 12 weeks ago. I started walking on the foot about 2 weeks after wards (with crutches for support) I was in a boot for 5 weeks once I got the stitches out and dressing off. When I switched to normal shoes the muscles in my calve were atrophied so it was a bit painful (like having a charlie horse for a week) And the foot did hurt more too, but my... (11 replies)
... Lucy - I did a lot of research and talked a long time with 2 doctors at my clinic, and made sure I got the best doctor. He's younger than me (I'm 54), has great bedside skills, up on the newest procedures, and reassures me with his confidence. If I had a daughter, I'd want them to get married! LOL! He is also concerned about getting me back to running. He said that would... (11 replies)
... Jill ~ Again, thank you so much for the info and advice! It seems you are quite the expert being this is your 2nd time around! Hope your recovery goes well...I'll keep you posted on mine. One more thing...I DROVE today...Yeh! My husband's car was having work done so he needed a ride...It went well and felt good being in control. Another sign, it will only get easier... Lucy (11 replies)
... Lucy - my screws, pins and plate are permanent, too, so I don't think that is holding up your recovery. Everybody heals differently, and some doctors are more conservative than others. It sounds like your doctor is very conservative and is being careful about getting you back on your feet. My doctor gave me more pain meds when I started walking - he said I would feel new... (11 replies)
... Thanks Jane for replying! The exact surgery I had was...Right foot bunionectomy with Chevron osteotomy and great toe proximal phalanx Akin osteotomy...Whew! You had mentioned "lapidus bunionectomies"... what is that?? I'm still using the crutches while lightly putting pressure on foot as I walk because if I don't have something to hold on to, I feel I will fall! You... (11 replies)
... Lucy - do you know what type of bunionectomy procedure you had? Some, like the lapidus, are more radical than others. I've had lapidus bunionectomies on both feet, the last was 4 weeks ago. The recovery is longer with this one because of the fusing of bones. I'm still non-weight bearing, and will probably be for another 2 weeks. I remember with my first one, I was also... (11 replies)
... Hey all! Happy 2K10!
I had bunion surgery the day after Thanksgiving! One pin and 2 screws were permanently inserted as well as bone shaved on both sides of my right foot. My OS described my case as "severe"! I saw him 2wks after to remove sutures and had x-rays taken. I was under the assumption that I would be able to start putting weight on foot after that appt. but... (11 replies)