... Hi, I'm new to this. I am having my right big toe fused and pinned with bunion surgery. The next toe will have a rod in it also. Has anyone had good results with this? ... (4 replies)
... Gosh, I'm so sorry. :( I had a bunionectomy, a bone spur shaved off and all 4 hammertoes corrected and pinned... a bit over a month ago now. I only had that kind of pain the first few days, so that definitely doesn't sound normal.
I would notice that if I didn't keep my foot elevated pretty much 24/7 for the first 3-4 weeks the swelling would really be uncomfortable. Are... (4 replies)
... DancingFeet. In answer to your question about what your foot may look
like.......my husband called my appendage Frankenfoot. I had the black stitches and long pins sticking out on either side. It was kinda messy looking (sorry) and at first I was a bit light headed, but honestly, I was thrilled by how tiny it looked.
Over a year later, one can barely see the scars. ... (87 replies)
... I had a double bunionectomy done in 2004 by a Podiatrist, along with a 2nd toe being pinned on my right foot. After that surgery, I vowed I would never, ever have surgery again by a Podiatrist. Please be sure you have the best doctor for your surgery. ... (3 replies)
... so the great toe isn't as straight as it should be so at some point he would like to "tweek" that toe. This time he did a bone wedge in the great toe and pinned it so hopefully it will turn out straighter. Time will tell. ... (4 replies)
... w months later I went on vacation and walked a lot. My foot basically blew out. It swelled up and I couldn't move my toes. I had surgery on the bunionette and bunion on my right foot. I had an osteotomy on either side, which meant the metarsal bone was cut and the bone repositioned and pinned. This was four months ago. ... (1 replies)
... I have two boots that I am working with. I had one surgery with two dislocated toes pinned and bunion removal and three weeks later I had the second surgery with bunion removal and realignment of two toes. ... (11 replies)
... e the two toes were dislocated. 3 weeks after seeing my podiatrist I had surgery in which the two bones were shortened, the toes straightened and pinned, and the bunion corrected. ... (19 replies)
... From there they cut my big toe in 3 spots, then pinned it into place, then shaved the excess bone off the side. ... (4 replies)
... at I removed the final bandages and had to start putting my foot into an athletic shoe. My podiatrist recommends New Balance shoes to those with bunions or after bunion surgery. They're expensive but there super comfortable and provide good support. ... (3 replies)
... t it. The only pain I have is in my big toe joint and that has been getting worse by the day. I cannot wear reg. shoes and orthotics for long without that dorsal bunion screaming at me, I HURT... I wear FIT FLOPS and still it will hurt off and on. It even hurts in the middle of the night. ... (5 replies)
... rays and said if I was his patient he would have pinned it in the beginning... the break was significant enough that it would never have healed. ... (29 replies)
... Yeah, the ortho told me that the bone was healing, because the line of the fracture wasn't as noticable the second time around, but it didn't really feel like it was any better, so I really don't know why it wasn't feeling better if it was healing fine. (15 replies)
... I had both the first and fifth met cut and pinned for bunion surgery. I had no idea the fifth met. would be the one to be slow healing. It took a long time for the new growth, at three mos. ... (15 replies)
... have a "traditional" bunion and tailor's bunion on each foot. The right foot had a tailor's bunion for more than 20 years. It was huge, but I only had pain if a shoe rubbed against it. I didn't even know it was a bunion! ... (97 replies)
... Relteach is correct that the bone may not fully heal. Mine didn't, but my POD said that was the planned outcome (it was surgery for a tailor's bunion).
My 3 month post-op X-ray totally freaked out my family doctor because it appeared broken (which technically it is). Long story short, there is now connective tissue holding it together so it is like an extra joint. I'm... (57 replies)
... Did you have your toe pinned or in a splint or anything? ... (11 replies)
... and then the end is repositioned and screwed or pinned back together. ... (3 replies)
... Key question.. Do your bunion cause you pain? ... (6 replies)
... on position that they pinned it in during the surgery? ... (8 replies)