... tart that I was hit by a car in '00 and through out the years I've had a lot of surgery done to get back to walking as close to normal as possible. Shriner's put pins in my 4 toes because they'd bend in the way and because of that the big toe would bend under other toes. ... (0 replies)
... I had my second bunion surgery almost 3 weeks ago, they took out the stitches on tuesday. I also have two pins that are sticking out of my foot, my surgeon told me to come back in a month but he hasnt said anything about what he's going to do with the pins. ... (1 replies)
How did your surgery go? I had a lapidus done 3 weeks ago, but I have screws, not pins. Two screws will stay, but one might "make its way out." I am still on crutches, not weightbearing. My incisions healed nicely (2 week mark), but the swelling is definitely there. The aircast will be around 8 weeks, and then I'll be in a shoe. How about you? Hope it's going well! (3 replies)
... Hi all this is my second week of the bunion op, no pins so maybe lucky , anyway I've got check up this Friday and I'm pretty bothered about what the Dr is going to say about the top layer of the ridiculous bandage removal by myself . It really was loose it was hanging off becoming
Loose , so bit worried if that would effect the healing process (1 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)
... healed yet. I wasn't too happy but understood that it needed to be there. Other screw and pins left in the bunion site. I should also mention that the screws were poking out and made me very sore. Hard to wear shoes. ... (13 replies)
... Earlier this day, about 13 hours ago, I had surgery to fix a bunion on my right foot, to straighten the bones of my big toe and fix an ulcer that had erupted due to the bunion. ... (0 replies)
... Pain is very manageable now. I haven't taken a pain pill for quite awhile. Biggest issue is the swelling and the pins I still have in two toes that had hammertoe repairs. ... (10 replies)
... I had a Bunionectomy in December of 2012. Shortly after having the pins removed I was allowed to begin walking. ... (1 replies)
... I've just passed my five month anniversary and had my followup visit with the OS. Thankfully, all looks really great (YAY!!!!) with the exception of my screws.
As the swelling went down, and it took a good 4 months, the screws started poking out.
Actually two in my heal poked out from the beginning. There is one screw on the exterior of my ankle that hurts. Lately it's been... (9 replies)
... KatieFeet - sounds to me like you are doing a LOT for only five days post-op!
I had a somewhat similar surgery done (but no neuromas) - 4 incisions - on May 1, but I am much older than you and I'm sure that makes a big difference. I was told to be mostly non-weight-bearing for almost two weeks. Doctor said I could get up (with the boot and crutches) to go to the bathroom... (2 replies)
... hanges his plan, maybe he'll think I'm healing fast and won't need it so long. But my surgery took 6 hrs and he had to shorten the metatarsals twice and I have 4 pins and screws where he did the fusion. ... (15 replies)
... I got my 50-60 stitches out yesterday and the dr. said there are also about 1/2 that many more internal absorbable stitches. So there really were a LOT of stitches there! Now my foot is just criss-crossed with steri-strips, which he says can come off in a week. Good news is that I can now get it wet, which make showering a LOT easier. I can't stand up on the foot in the... (15 replies)
... Had the hard cast put on yesterday, which was day 5 post op. Saw my foot and even though it's still swollen, bruised, has stitches anb pins sticking out, I am thrilled with how it looks! ... (15 replies)
... I go back to have thee stitches out and have everything checked again on May 13. Probably will have the pins pulled out of the two toes with hammertoe repairs in early June. ... (15 replies)
... I will be having bunion surgery on the 15th. Mine was described as a moderate to severe bunion. I have been having Big toe pain for months now. My pre op appointment is on the 7th. ... (23 replies)
... That's interesting. I actually do have burning and aching in my leg, but that's been going on for quite a while, so I haven't thought anything about it. I've also been getting shooting pains in my foot, but I think that's just from my foot surgery 5 weeks ago (I hope:-) The main thing I can't contribute to my surgery is the extreme difference in the temperature of my left... (19 replies)
... I have even started getting pain to where it feels like a lightening bolt just shot through my leg. Also, until they started me on Neurontin, I was getting pins and needles feelings in my foot when I would step down on it. ... (19 replies)
... ure it wasn't overlengthened. If so, that would mean more surgery to correct or just live with it. I will also get a second opinion, I do not want any screws or pins either. Thanks for the info on the minimal invasion surgery. ... (8 replies)
... the risk of infection would be too great. My question is should I go have a 2nd opinion from a doctor that offers a choice between pins vs screws as well as doing both feet at same time if my goal is to shorten the recovery time? ... (8 replies)