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... Hi everyone! Hi Jane, long time no see, Happy 2010! :jester: As Jane said, there are both good and bad apples in each profession. The bottom line is: It's not what they can do but what your feet really need. I know some surgeons who know one or two techniques, so it doesn't matter what your feet need, they may still perform what they know on you. Being a nurse, you... (12 replies)
... I had my double bunionectomy performed by a podiatrist. He was fantastic. ... (8 replies)
... PLEASE!!! Use an OS for this operation. Mark Myerson at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore is probably one of the best. I had both bunions removed by a podiatrist and the second operation was a disaster. I have to wear special orthotics to compensate for the poor "carpentry". I can share more details. ... (17 replies)

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... Rays which were taken at The Hospital for Special Surgery by an Orthopedic Dr. who specializes in the foot and ankle. The Orthos recommendation was to have a bone fusion in the great toe using bone from below my knee. ... (1 replies)
... I had my bunionectomy done as day surgery, same as mmarino53. ... (9 replies)
... My podiatrist was Dr. William Finn from the Acorn Podiatry Center on the corner of Lake St. ... (17 replies)
... Can you tell me the name of your orthopedic surgeon? ... (22 replies)
... at Orthopedic Trauma and Rehab, in Peabody....he does his surgeries at North Shore Medical Center, in Salem... ... (13 replies)
... I had a double bunionectomy & hammertoe correction done by a very experienced podiatrist who came recommended by three physicians—my primary doctor and two personal friends who practice at his hospital. I think the individual doctor’s ability, experience, reputation, etc. are more important than his credentials. (Podiatrist vs. OS) I was NWB for only a week (during which time... (17 replies)
... A podiatrist has done both of my surgerys, a bunionectiomie with a lapidus realignment of my first two toes. It is 8 monts and I am still not walking. ... (17 replies)
... I had mine done by a podiatrist. Either can do a good job; however, not every doctor can do a great job. Thus, I would get a couple of opinions and also ask other patients about their experiences with certain docs. I got 4 opinions. One guy seemed to be overly aggressive, one seemed like he could care or less, another seemed like he liked quick fixes, and the one I fianlly... (17 replies)
... I had bunionectomies done on both feet, one year apart. I used a podiatrist (same one) for both surgeries. I was never NWB and both times I went back to work on the 10th day after surgery. I had a very good experience with a podiatrist. I think what is key is the amount of experience they have performing the surgery that you are going to have. Good luck with your... (17 replies)
... I went to an OS, largely bc that's where my primary care referred me, for the initial consultation....and I was comfortable with the OS and his approach. Also, once I told others I was having this done, people asked who would be doing it, and they either didn't know the doc, or they said wonderful things about him. As Eko suggests, go with an OS who is a foot and ankle... (17 replies)
... My recommendation is go with who has the most experience doing successsful bunionectomies. Interview the doctor, after all you are hiring them to do a job - surgery to your feet. Ask your Primary Care doctor who they would want operating on their feet. As far as Orthropedic Drs go, look for the Foor and Ankle Specialists (they will have served a foot and ankle fellowship... (17 replies)
... jules, I agree with you. I've read good things about podiatrist and OS. I think you are right that it's good when your doctor doesn't insist on you being NWB. ... (17 replies)
... ter reading some of the experiences of others. I read all the posts for the past couple of years through a google search. Anyway, I know some people who used a podiatrist and wanted to know why I didn't. I chose an OS because of the great results my husband has had thru 3 knee surgeries. ... (17 replies)
... I will most likely be facing a bunionectomy and removal of the sesamoid bones soon. I am still trying to find the right person to perform the surgery. ... (17 replies)
... Your feet do not become flat after a bunionectomy unless they all ready are. ... (6 replies)
... KathJack - Did you have internal screws or pins? Thanks, Chubstercat (17 replies)

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