... Just wondering if anyone has had minimal incision foot surgery for bunions. It seems too good to be true that you can have bunions removed and walk out of the doctor's office the same day--no casts, no need to be off your feet for 6 weeks. I've found some podiatrists who perform this surgery in Ontario, but none in Vancouver. (7 replies)
... Thank you for taking the time to reply to me i appeciate it very much. :)
im still at little scared but i suppose it just nerves.
im having both feet done so will i be able to walk?
(im having them in plaster casts not pinned or wired)
will i be in a wheelchair and how long?
sorry but i need to know becuase the only time i will see my hospital doctor is a week before and... (18 replies)
... I had a double bunionectomy and (double) hammertoe surgery in mid May of 2006-- The hammertoes just healed along with the bunions; I had no pins or special instructions that were different from what I was told to do for the bunion surgery recovery. My stitches were dissolvable. I wore non-flexible velcro-fastened surgical sandals for two weeks; no boots, casts, crutches, etc.... (25 replies)
... Last spring I had bunionectomies & hammertoe surgery on both of my feet at the same time. (The doctor described my bunions as significantly severe; the hammertoes were caused by the big toes bending in so far that they pushed under the next ones.) I have absolutely NO regrets about having it all done at once. I chose to do it that way for several reasons—even though I might... (10 replies)
... I was walking by Aug 26th. But I have hard casts that they padded more under the big toe joint so I don't have any choice but to walk on my heels and outsides of my feet. ... (16 replies)
... foot and regret ever having the surgery. I didn't sleep for weeks at a time, and I had huge fiberglass casts with more NWB time than I could believe. ... (5 replies)
... By the way, I've been reading a lot of bunion related posts, and so many people have spoken of casts and crutches and no weight bearing for weeks on end.... All I had was the big, black velcro ski boot thingy. ... (7 replies)
... time with an OS who just bandaged my feet and told me I could walk on my heels right after surgery. I had pins that were removed after 6 weeks. In this case, my bunions returned within 6 months. Misery! ... (7 replies)
... I had both done a year ago this Saturday. I believe I had the Austin procedure. I have two permanent screws in each foot. No pins or casts. They were wrapped in gauze and ace bandages. I COULD NOT walk AT ALL for three days. My husband literally carried me everywhere...including to the bathroom and had to put me on the toilet with my feet on the footstool I had in front... (7 replies)
... I'm going in for bunion surgery in April which has been put off for many years. I'm having both done at the same time, a Chevron Bunionectomy. With pins that are to be removed 2 weeks after the surgery. I was told by my os that I would be able to walk on my heels after the surgery, however I'm quite doubtful. Has anyone else had both done at the same time? Oh yeah, and... (7 replies)
... I had a lot more damage than you with a complete rupture of both my longus and brevis tendons as well as the digitorum extensor tendon and the AFTL and CFL.
My surgery was a little over three weeks ago and I will get my second cast next Thursday. The plan for my recovery is 2 weeks splint, 4-6 weeks of casts - non-weight bearing then Cam boot partial weight bearing and... (10 replies)
... I had the above mentioned surgeries done to my left foot on July 7, 2010. I was in casts and NWB until August 12, 2010 when my dr. removed the cast and put me in a boot and said I could do PWB. ... (0 replies)
... Had this ssurgery in Dec.2009. Mine was 4 bunions and 8 hammertoes..very extensive and both feet at same time. I had casts for 5 weeks and 18 wires. I didn't have severe pain until I got the casts off and the wires out. ... (20 replies)
... You need to get a timeline from the surgeon as to when the casts will be removed, what are the steps and so forth so you know exactly what to expect. ... (5 replies)
... My bunions were pretty severe and I also had hammertoes on the second toes caused by the big toes turning in so much. ... (19 replies)
... feet,had a few people not being too happy with us.We gave her an opinion before the time and clearly laid out the pros and cons.her great gran also has very bad bunions and my DD did not want to be the same.She is now a few weeks post op and is doing very well.No more pain so no meds taken.A little swelling when too active.. ... (20 replies)
... Hope all is still well with your daughter. I was actually recommended for surgery at 8 years old. My bunions were severe to the point where I couldn't find any shoes to fit my feet, but were no where near the pain that your daughter was experiencing. ... (20 replies)
... That is a debatable issue. I was able to do MINIMAL weight bearing (in other words, from hospital to car to house and then to bathroom when needed) from Day One of a double bunionectomy for severe bunions (and hammertoes), but only wearing the surgical shoes which did not allow my toes to bend. If your doctor okays it and your bathroom is nearby, you may not need to be... (17 replies)
... I wore surgical sandals until the beginning of the third week at which time I switched to big gym shoes. Never needed casts or crutches. ... (17 replies)
... I, too, was born with flat feet. Mine however caused my knees to knock and I had reocurring bunions after each attempt to remove them (had 2 prior major surgeries done). I sought and found an orthopedic surgeon in Orrville Ohio who told me that he would have to fix the problem in order for me to be bunion free. I had arches built in both feet. It sounds simular to what TPB... (5 replies)