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Does anyone have any information on bunion surgery and the results. Thank JLM
-- Joan Musgrove (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 08, 2003
Below are several sites that have information on Bunion Surgery. The doctors at the aboutjoints web site are upper extremity orthopaedists. They suggested that I find some websites that are directly related to your question. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/fact/thr_report.cfm? thread_id=204&topcategory=foot http://www.ourfootdoctor.com/yourfeet_bunions.shtml http://www.bunionbusters.com/atozpages/bunions.htm http://www.1uphealth.com/health/bunion_removal_info.html http://www.apma.org/topics/bunions.htm http://www.footcaredirect.com/bunion.html http://www.zipmall.com/mpm-art-bunion.htm If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. Debi Ross Web Coordinator
-- Debi Ross, Web Coordinator (email@example.com), January 30, 2004.
Hi, I had bunion surgery in 79, both feet at the same time. It was done in a doctor's office, and was a horrible experience. One of my feet has returned to a presurgery condition, the other one is "okay", but not bunion free. I just today went to a younger doctor and he says I need reconstruction surgery to undo and redo what should have been done back in 79. He said, nowadays surgeons don't do both feet at the same time,and never in a doctor's office! He said it will now take screws, wires, totally reconstructing my feet to repair what should have been done then. I have one toe that the nerves and tendons were damaged back then and I have no control over that toe and it overlaps the big toe that was to have been straightened. In other words it is a mess. I am contemplating having it all redone in the fall...one foot at a time.
I think if you choose a newer doctor with newer advances you will do fine. The doctor I went to probably shouldn't have been doing what he did, I was totally awake during the surgery and it was a nightmare. I couldn't walk for weeks, and couldn't walk properly for a year and a half. He cut bones up in my foot also, besides chopping off the bunion edge..did no relignment like he should have done. Couldn't do anything about it, cause he committed suicide a few months later....guess he wasn't a "all together" doctor.
good luck, you should be fine with a good doctor. I will most likely have a redo.
-- PG (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 30, 2004.
I put up this web site about my bunion surgery. It has text, photos and links to explain what they did and my recovery. Visit it if you are interested in the procedure. Keep in mind there are many different conditions so that the recovery period can vary.
-- J Freeman (Nerdbird1@aol.com), May 05, 2004.
I had both of my bunions removed in 2002 so yes, doctors do remove two at a time nowadays however, I don't recommend it. The doctor put long pins in one of my feet and I just had surgery two weeks ago to have the pin removed in that foot. It is a pain to have to go through the pain again however, the pain isn't as intense. I still have swelling but I am in a regular shoe now.
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