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Hello All, I've been reading the posts for a while to get advice/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. I don't have a cast, just a dressing (was changed today) and a velco sandal/shoe (am on crutches also). I learned today in my post-op appt that I have a screw in my foot and he said that "they shouldn't ever have to take it out". Is this normal? Most of what I've read seems to be that people usually have them removed a few months out. My bunions (will have the left one done at the end of Nov.) are pretty bad, so I was surprised to not be in a cast. I saw 2 Podiatrists before deciding, the previous suggested a McBride with open base wedge osteotomy, which would have had me on crutches for 8 wks per foot.... so.. I went with the second opinion. : ) Just curious on your thoughts. Thanks!

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