... I've just had both done. Extreme pain the first few days, settles down after that. Be prepared for spending at least six weeks with feet up and hopefully a good mate/partner to do all household duties. In my infinite wisdom, I saw myself shuffling around the house making cups of tea, ensuring dinner on the table, filling washing machine, etc. Boy! Did we get a rude awakening.... (1 replies)
... some are for bunion surgery and the others against. I believe that the surgeon and his team can also make a difference. ... (3 replies)
... It really depends on your surgeon, some will see their patients at 1 week post op and some at 2. I had my bandages changed 2 days after surgery and again at 1 week post op. The bandages were removed at 2 weeks along with the stitches. ... (21 replies)
... what is the average cost for bunion surgery (5 replies)
... Just in case anyone is interested my Dr. said the general cost of Bunion Surgery is around $5-7000.
This is for a v-cut bunionectomy with screws/pin.
Have seen this question floating around a while ago. Will let you know more when i get statements from my insurance company!! (0 replies)
... What is average stressers to husband in my surgery wake. ... (1 replies)
... ador who I need to make some plans to get walked while I am recoverinig. While I was walking her this morning I couldn't help but start wondering how long after surgery it would be before I could walk her again on an average 45 minute walk? ... (1 replies)
... that's about right for 3 weeks. I'm at 9 weeks and just at the point of getting back to my long walks. Running would be too much of an impact for a bit. When I went back at 6 weeks for my X-rays my bone was just about healed so you don't want to do anything strenuos on your foot at LEAST until that bone is healed (6 weeks is average for bone healing). Definitely take it... (4 replies)
... I had bunion surgery Feb. ... (0 replies)
... I say go for it, on average I think it's much easier that it sounds like from this board. Remember, most people come here cause they are having problems and want to commiserate. ... (24 replies)
... At 10 weeks, having had a similar procedure, I was still in alot pain. In fact, i was in alot of pain up through the 4th month, as I struggled to regain ROM, in my big toe joint. Now, at 5 1/2 months postop, my pain has travelled to the arch of my foot and the ball of my foot, as I try to increase my activity level, though it's much less than the first 4 months. I'm a... (13 replies)
... Yes, it depends on the type of surgery you're having. ... (5 replies)
... I sat down today with all of the insurance reports and bills that I am receiving from the doctor, hospital, etc.
I had the first surgery January 9th and the second (screw correction) on February 25th. The total amount billed for both surgeries was just a few dollars under $49,000. The insurance company paid around $5300 and I owe about $700. The other approximate $43,000... (5 replies)
... Wildflower is correct, there are a wide range of bunion surgeries. I had the bunion corrected along with bone shortening and dislocation of two toes. ... (5 replies)
... It really depends on the extent of your surgery and your insurance. Once I came from the Dr. ... (5 replies)
... I am thinking of getting one foot done. What is the average cost w/out insurance? Someone told me it cost $13,000. I am trying to figure out how much to sock away in my FSA next year.:confused: I have been recommended to get the surgery where they break the toe and re-align it.. (8 replies)
... Hi there! After following these boards for 4 months (since my surgery - one toe, chevron bunionectomy), I'll try to tell you what I've seen as average. Everyone is different, though! I've been happy w/my outcome. I was off work for four days - one for the surgery, then 3 days of recovery. By the end of that time I was totally stir-crazy. I was allowed to be weight... (9 replies)
... My poor boyfriend is going to need a vacation after dealing with me through all this....since going back to work, I average atleast one crying episode a day (usually before bed - I feel like a toddler who is overtired)...everything just gets a little overwhelming at the end of a long day on crutches and I have a minor melt-down....alls well in the morning, its just the... (5 replies)
... months is the average time for a bunionectomy. i think i went back to tennis too soon and wound up 2 years later with a toe fusion. ... (15 replies)
... was sitting in a chair. I'd been told by a podiatrist tht I had arthritis, and had a couple of cortisone shots a few years ago, with very limited benefit. The bunion was causing my big toe to force toes two and three to the outside of my foot. ... (16 replies)