I've struggled with bunions (and resulting plantar fasciitis) for almost two years. I've put off the surgery to remove the bunion because I had a DVT (same leg) and PE back in 2007 and the doctors want to put me back on blood thinners prior to and after my surgery. They are concerned that I will have another DVT because my foot will be immobilized for a long time... (0 replies)
... Your surgery/procedure would appear quite complex which would warrant the need for an orthopaedic surgeon. If you have the time, canvass the various threads on this website for bunion operations performed in the US.
The vast majority, it would appear are Lapidus fusions, which I find fascinating as this procedure, given its invasive nature, is usually recommended for... (2 replies)
... HI all,
I am new to this website but wanted to provide my insight into this op and recovery. First off, do your research! Consult competent orthopaedic surgeons with a specialty in foot/ankle and if in the US, consult reputable podiatrists as well.
The problem in the US is that bunion surgery has very little monetary return for most orthopaedic surgeons which is why... (2 replies)
... I (and many others on here will agree) will strongly recommend that you see a board certified foot/ankle orthopedist rather than a podiatrist if you are considering surgery. Podiatrists are great for orthotics, diabetic foot care, things like that but the foot is very difficult to operate on and they are not as specialized or as well-trained as the foot/ankle orthopedists. ... (2 replies)
... Your recovery timeline sounds about right, except you will likely be in a surgical cast for 2 weeks then a hard cast. ... (6 replies)
... Dont do it. I am having so much problems. I regret so much. I heard that the surgery is 50/50 and if you have a bad & greedy podiatrist like my is 0% success.
See an orthopedic in a hospital DON"T go to a podiatrist in a clinic. Don't go alone to consultations and if the doctor does not tell you about the contraindications, risks, and pain. See someone else.
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I see the last post on this subject was in 2007, and it doesn't seem to have become any easier of an operation than everyone tells me it is, painful and long recovery. I have two opinions from surgeons, one to shave the bunion down, and the other to stay on my feet and not do it, due to my age and if he does he would put in the pin,
I should have done this years ago... (1 replies)
... h. However, when all my other bruises and pains from the accident went away but my foot still hurt, I went to see a podiatrist who had operated on my daughter's bunions when she was in high school. ... (2 replies)
... on both sides, with temporary pins to keep the bones in place while healing. Did you have osteotomy, or the bunions "shaved"? ... (2 replies)
... I had had bunions all my life. ... (2 replies)
... I am waiting for a date to have both my bunions removed. ... (1 replies)
... LWAYs wear pod approved shoes and DO ur exercises!!!!!!! Go to a Physio if ur pod is not sure but in my experience the surgeon did give a hoot about my long term recovery so make sure someone is giving u good post op advice!!! ... (40 replies)
... Hi Aimski,
I have been reading your post, sounds like your surgery went really well. I too am having bilateral scarf osteotomy next Tuesday and I'm freaking out a little! So much so that I'm close to canceling it, even after I have made all arrangements with work/home etc. What really freaks me out is the thought that the pain in my feet might be worse than it already... (40 replies)
... anyone else with foot feeling numb and weird when accidentally step flat footed even on my heel my foot feels weird and odd when I try to see if I can..it doesn't hurt. I had scarf bunionectomy on Dec 1 and I should be walking in January right? or at least walking boot? tired of being non weight bearing..not to mention swelling and burning sensation at times.
I'm worried or... (0 replies)
... One thing I discovered is that there are so many types of osteotomies, with differing degrees of invasiveness and recovery times. ... (61 replies)
... and I am having my bunions done consecutively. ... (15 replies)
... That is a good point. Most people in my life know I had foot surgery. They have been supportive and a little curious. I was at choir last night and people asked why I was walking funny. I just said I'd had foot surgery two weeks ago. They generally gave me well wishes. Someone put my chair away for me, even though I was capable. :D (6 replies)
... Ah thats a good one, surgery to straighten out a bone and its the truth. I'll say that. Thanks! (6 replies)
... they'll just wonder how the recovery is going for you! ... (6 replies)
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