... op appt he changed his mind to a bunion surgery only. My bunion was quite severe. ... (6 replies)
... It sounds like a visit to another doctor is in order, even if it's just a second opinion for verification of whether it was surgery gone bad or the incorrect procedure. ... (19 replies)
... additional procedure is usually required ie akin osteotomy to better align your toes after the bunion osteotomy. This sounded like malpractice but unfortunately you need evidence to go that route. ... (6 replies)
... I would try pt at least one week so that you can say you made an effort. You can claim that the pain is too bad to continue. If you refuse to go to pt weather you can afford it or not, it might come back to haunt you. ... (6 replies)
... onths to see a surgeon in the public system for a couple of minutes, and could get hardly any info out of him, it's like a circus there. I don't want to have any surgery done in the public system, not this kind of surgery, it will be done by a trainee, but I don't have insurance. ... (9 replies)
... I am new on here, I actually just Googled about things to help with flexibility after bunion surgery and found this thread. I currently am 22 years old and had my bunion surgery over a year ago to be exact June 16, 2010. It went TERRIBLE. ... (24 replies)
... for the cutting of my bunion. According to my doc, my bunion was not too bad but due to it pressing against my nerves, it has been giving me a lot of grieve the past years. ... (18 replies)
... Hi Emily,
I had hammertoe and had two toes fused. I wanted to let you know that you don't have to waist your energy on worrying about the pin removal. I was really worried about that also. The doctor pulled them out of my toes and all I could really feel was pressure. It didn't hurt at all. I was not given anything when he removed them. He also removed my stitches... (20 replies)
... I had bunion surgery on both feet and hammertoe surgery on one toe a little over two weeks ago now, and so far it has gone surprisingly brilliantly in terms of pain and discomfort. ... (20 replies)
... I went to this Doctor for a bunion surgery on my right great toe. When I awoke my foot was in a cast and he said the toe joint was to far gone to repair and went with the fusion. ... (19 replies)
... thanks for your reply, i kind of thought the same thing. I don't have any range of motion in the great toe, so perhaps it could help for that- but what do we do about the loose screws? yes, my primary care doc is trying.. at least i think they are.. i have submitted an appeal, but it may take a while.. a long while. not sure what to do in the meantime. (6 replies)
... In U.S. health services, capitation refers to a fixed "per capita" amount that is paid to a hospital, clinic or doctor for each person served. The primary care doc has allocated specialists that are 'linked' with their practice. Although other docs may be in the network, under my policy, you must see the 'capitated' doctor first.
My primary care doc said this was the ONLY... (6 replies)
... I'm sorry for your situation but I did not understand "capitated." I looked it up to be sure I was thinking the right definition and I can't make it fit in your sentence. What do you mean?
As for the second opinion, I was under the impression that was a requirement. Can you talk with your HR people about it? (6 replies)
... I would say any doctor who suggests physical therapy for loose screws might have a few loose himself.
It sounds like you know what you need to do, which is talk to another surgeon. Do you have a primary care doctor who can maybe help you do that? There are ways to override denials and apply for exceptions.
Meanwhile, whenever you don't have to be standing or walking,... (6 replies)
... I agree debbie, so I've been aggressive! I'll be two months post op tomorrow and wow it's gone quick and I am so glad to be walking, even thought my gait isn't so great and my speed, well what speed! ... (240 replies)
... but also had bad nerve pain with the slightest pressure. It's slowly lessened, and now I'm able to wear socks and shoes again. ... (3 replies)
... I was three months on crutches after bunion surgery gone BAD. ... (3 replies)
... I recently had bunion surgery, and I need to stay off my feet. ... (8 replies)
... Wow!" That was honestly all I needed to hear to know this guy is far worse than I'd even thought and honestly it kills me to think of what others have no doubt gone through. It also let me know I definitely have to get something done ASAP! I just can't stand people...doctors or whomever.... ... (32 replies)
... I had my first bunion surgery at 19 too! ... (14 replies)