... 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)
... Hi, everyone! I had a complicated bunion surgery with several procedures performed. ... (2 replies)
... glad I went ahead and did it despite the initial recovery and the inconvenience of not having the use of both feet. ... (1 replies)
... proudgrma and LASassy, I've just turned 57 last week. I've always been very active - dance, hiking even boot camp. At the beginning I tried to push through the pain. Probably not a good thing.
I had my surgery in mid December and would have to say, living in a cold climate, that it's the best time to be in bed rest/limited mobility. The only big challenge was getting out of... (13 replies)
... After many years of pain from my bunions decided to get them fixed. I was terrified after reading all the posts. I found a Dr. who does minimally invasive surgery which will get me back to dancing . Yes, get a second opinion. ... (8 replies)
... You might have Osteoarthritis in the joint. I will visit a orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon, podiatric surgeons know nothing. I had a similar surgery and it has gone horribly wrong. I have a thread about it. ... (3 replies)
... only stand for about an hour at a time, then I sit for a while. Your at 3 months and 4 hours seems like a long time to stand up on your feet. You can't rush the recovery of your foot, it will heal on it's own time. ... (19 replies)
... I've had bunions that started getting bad probably 5 yrs ago and around 3 yrs ago really started progressing. I put off the original surgery 2 yrs ago and finally realized I couldn't put it off any longer this fall. ... (32 replies)
... I am just past 3 weeks post op and although have had some pain it has been minimal as far as accounts and did not start until week 1 going into 2. ... (15 replies)
... I think it depends on your actual procedures. There are many ways to correct a bunion and every surgeon has his own ideas and preferences. Best bet is to ask your doctor. Some want you to be non weight bearing for a long time, like mine. ... (1 replies)
... Name is Carlos and i recently just had my buinion surgery on May 2, 2014. ... (2 replies)
... and am 4 weeks post op. I had a number of things done to my foot as opposed to the standard one or two. The bunion was cut out, and the large toe repositioned using a staple and a pin which will stay in. The second toe was hammertoed and overlapping. ... (1 replies)
... Hi, Grandma. At 61 I had PTTD surgery on one foot (needing it for both) and would definitely NOT recommend doing both simultaneously. You would be totally helpless from a mobility standpoint. That said, it has been a long recovery. I am almost 2 years out and still having some "minor" (relatively speaking) issues. Ex-dancer was spot on about uneven surfaces. And,... (13 replies)
... As I replied in your post on another topic, an ortho who is foot an ankle board certified is preferable as far as I am concerned (and I've had 3 foot surgeries and face more).
And without knowing the exact procedures that you are having, it will be difficult to give you much information about recovery. There are dozens of options for bunions and they all have different... (1 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)
... using the Scarf Akin procedure. I have read so many stories that put fear into me while I was waiting for my surgery that I thought I would post what, to date, has been a positive experience. ... (2 replies)
... Hi. I had lapidus and hammertoe surgery 17 days ago. I was off pain meds after day 3 and was fairly comfortable until last night. All of the sudden I have intense pain again. ... (0 replies)
... Congrats and welcome to the road of recovery post bunion surgery. It will take quite a long time for your toe to go back to the "normal" state and strength. ... (4 replies)
... Hi Everyone
Hope you are all on the road to recovery with your foot/feet by now.
I am now 9 weeks post op on my second foot and able to walk really well in trainers and can wear something a bit more stylish when I am going out for the evening, nothing high or tight though as I dont want to undo the work that the surgeon did, second foot has healed a lot better than the... (18 replies)
... I'm a 34 year old female and I had bunion surgery on my left foot in early December, so I'm about 10 weeks ahead of you in the healing process. ... (2 replies)