... In 2004 a DPM performed a Austin Bunionectomy on both of my feet. I had severe bunions and both just came right back. I am afraid now that another DPM wants to perform a basse wedge osteotomy on me.. ... (5 replies)
Middle-aged female, athletic, slim.
Walked 5 days a week; cycled 2 times a week, for one hour each time; worked out with a stretch band; did exercise to increase leg strength and balance, good physical condition, strong legs. I have been athletic all my life.
Big toe on right foot was drifting toward second toe causing an ingrown... (16 replies)
... a closing wedge osteotomy on May 3 on my left foot for a mild bunion. ... (2 replies)
... You still need to ask your dr. the exact name of the procedure, as what you described could encompass several procedures. My 2nd bunionectomy involved them doing a V cut on the distal portion of my bone...I was able to bear weight as tolerated immediately. It was a Chevron osteotomy. ... (6 replies)
... To jump into the fray... The "osteotomy" that Titchou refers to is the wedge osteotomy. Where a cheilectomy basically shaves the bone spurs off flat, this one actually angles the edge of the bone to allow greater movement of the joint. ... (23 replies)
... i had a base wedge osteotomy and was on crutches for 6 weeks and had a pin in my 2nd toe for about 4 weeks. after the pin was removed i was able to get my foot wet in the bath. ... (2 replies)
... chevron procedure. To give you some background, I had a severe bunion on my right foot and had a base wedge osteotomy on that foot last April. I was on crutches for 6 weeks and all that jazz. ... (14 replies)
... info on my surgery, but this is my first post. I am one week out from an Austin Bunionectomy on my right foot and I think I'm doing pretty good. ... (6 replies)
... You should be done with the worst part of the pain after about three or four days - just hang in there and keep icing/elevating. Find something to keep your mind off it, though I know it's difficult.
Don't try and do too much too soon - that's the biggest mistake people make!
Every day is another day closer to recovery!
(Base-wedge osteotomy & chevron... (4 replies)
... Hi Jo,
I had closing base wedge osteotomy with McBride bunionectomy at the end of February and was non-weight bearing for 8-9 weeks. (You can probably find my previous posts by searching by "cyclist.") I had my bunion removed, bone taken out in two places, and 3 screws put in my foot.
To me, the surgery was only a mild inconvenience. I had no pain and very little... (5 replies)
... I had the pin just below where the bunion used to be - I do have a tiny scar from the pin, by the way, but it's just a dot - I had a base wedge osteotomy w/a chevron and aiken bunionectomy (meaning they broke it in three places; the base which is kind of midway down my foot, the actual bunion, and my big toe; and put two permanent screws in. the pin was between the location... (11 replies)
... It's all about that base wedge - if you don't have to have a base wedge osteotomy (wedge taken out of the bone further down the foot - maybe two inches below the bunion), it makes all the difference in recovery time. That cut adds at least a month to your recovery........trust me. (8 replies)
... Austin bunionectomy and tailor's bunionectomy with osteotomy... ... (7 replies)
... In short, everything's going to be a guess until you're out of the operating room, but if you don't have to have a base wedge osteotomy, you'll be in much better shape. Good luck! ... (7 replies)
... I'm with you, I had one of my surgeries Jan 7th and now due to have another one also on the fourth.Good luck to you :)
Sue :angel: (65 replies)
... rollargirl, so your left foot is worse than your right one, is that why you will have the Base wedge osteotomy? ... (65 replies)
... FeetFirst--I'm with you. My second surgery is Monday 4/4 and first my daughter was sick wit a bad cold and now my son has it. I'm so scared I will get sick too. I'm taking all the herbal immune boosters I can think of and they are bothering my tummy but I want to get this behind me!!!
My first Austin bunionectomy and hammertoe surgery was 1/10/05 and now I'm going... (65 replies)
... closing base wedge osteotomy, double osteotomy 1st ray, Lapidus bunionectomy.Please remember I'm trying to read Dr's handwriting in case any of that made no sense! ... (10 replies)
... I had one foot Austin chevron osteotomy w/bumpectomy, tendon release, absorbable sutures, and pin that was removed at 4 wks postop
I have a few completely unofficial theories about bunion surgery (from other posts and my online research)
1. bumpectomies - apparently just shave off the bump
This was offered to me by one podiatrist that was recommended to me by someone I... (6 replies)
... It sounds like my only options are to have another surgery or wear this sling thingy forever. I've schedule to have an Opening Wedge Lapidus fusion osteotomy. ... (11 replies)