... Im having a bunion operation done on both my feet on 22Feb 2011. I have been reading the message threads on bunion ops and doing them on both feet, and it makes me alittle nervous. ... (11 replies)
... cedure would appear quite complex which would warrant the need for an orthopaedic surgeon. If you have the time, canvass the various threads on this website for bunion operations performed in the US. ... (2 replies)
... Both options were appropriate and and I could see the benefits of each. Both surgeons felt either option was OK. I finally picked the fusion due to my age and recovery time even though I would lose some functionality that the replacement would have given me. ... (2 replies)
... The problem in the US is that bunion surgery has very little monetary return for most orthopaedic surgeons which is why they , for lack of better words, "pawn" it off to podiatrists. ... (2 replies)
... Day 10 - Recovery going very well now. No pain since 4-5 days after surgery and only moderate occasional pain...only a slight burning sensation now and then in the area of the incision on my left foot (the worst foot). Using both the walker and wheelchair w/leg extensions to get around the house....using the wheelchair only because I don't want to be on my feet anymore than... (11 replies)
... Good morning, Twinx :)
BTW, congratulations on your recent wedding!!!! I forgot to mention this yesterday.
Just wanted to add that my surgery was done by an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot/ankle surgery.
As with many, I did not receive a lot of specific instructions and "don't dos" but I've tried to limit my walking as much as possible the first two... (11 replies)
... Hi Dancqueen
I appreciate this information SO much!
I must say I am so glad I registered onto this site as the guidance and advice I am receiving really helps. Im glad to hear that you have managed to handle the pain. And you have had it SO recently! Im counting the days now to my op and it seems to be getting closer at such a speed now.
Its really good to hear how you... (11 replies)
... I had both feet done a week ago today. I had an Akin osteotomy on both feet and also had a tailor's bunion removed from each foot. The surgery lasted an hour and a half followed by two hours in recovery. ... (11 replies)
... Don't be subjected to the negative influences of other people when deciding to have the surgery or not. People were telling me how aweful, terrible, how long the recovery was, how I would not walk for months, how this and how that....I knew a friend who, they said this...it goes on and on. ... (0 replies)
... Just got my left foot done yesterday, it's still numb from the operation but I'm doing very well. ... (50 replies)
... Totally, and as soon as I'm completely healed I plan on buying some comfy but stylish flip-flops. The only reason I don't wear them to begin with is because of the foolish appearance of my ginger feet, lol. :p I'll be back in this thread with my take on the operation.
I've actually viewed a handful of bunionectomy and hammertoe surgeries. While that's likely to instill ... (50 replies)
... spent a few years with her as her bunions got worse and worse and saw he frustration at not being able to wear whatever shoes she wanted. Luckily she had a quick recovery relatively and I told her she had to be careful with shoes...I have now heard that about a year after the op. ... (8 replies)
... weeks post op to my bunion surgery on my left foot. ... (0 replies)
... There's an operation they can do called tendon transfer which will probably involve osteotomy. It really scares me. ... (9 replies)
... My L foot also has a bunion about the same size as my R one. ... (18 replies)
... kin bilateral operation, really no pain and swelling going down well, am having acupuncture every 2 weeks which really helps. I am a bit worried that though the bunion 'bump' has gone, my big toe joint seems much thicker through to the ball of my big toe. Has anyone experienced this? ... (1 replies)
... Hi there. I'm scheduled for surgery to correct severe hallux valgus on both feet in 6 weeks time. I am not sure of the specific surgery, as my surgeon calls it a 'Barouk Osteotomy' and google search results in nothing of use. I believe though they break the bones and put in temporary screws and (maybe permanent) plates.
Anyway, I have the added complication of having... (3 replies)
... I am searching for a doctor to perform surgery on my hammer toe. Today I saw Dr. Moy as suggested by a friend. He is the fourth doctor that I have seen regarding my surgery. The other doctors suggested that I have my second toe bone cut down to shorten the toe and two metatarsal bones shortened as well as cutting the nerves between two of the toes to relieve some of my... (73 replies)
... For anyone who has had the chevron procedure what was your recovery like? ... (3 replies)
... free recuperation. While it is known that the recovery from bunion surgery can be very difficult and the pain excruciating, I had no need for any pain pills and was on my feet for limited periods the first week. ... (73 replies)