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how long is recovery from hammertoe surgery

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
28 years experience Podiatry
Hammer toe surgery: I see my patients in 6-9 days after surgery. If they have any concerns they come in earlier. Some doctors will see their patients at some point longe ... Read More

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Yes: It can take up to 12-16 weeks for postoperative pain to completely subside. If there is any signs of an infection such as redness, swelling, pus or fe ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
After: You probably already had xrays when the pins were placed.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need to see doc: Excessive swelling 3 months post op is concerning. See your surgeon for evaluation to make sure there is no concern for infection, etc.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
15 years experience Podiatry
Not related: Hammertoe surgery typically avoids the toenail area. There may be a problem with the nail itself.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
21 years experience Podiatry
Outdated : pins to hammer toes is an outdated technique. Why did you have that. It take long time to heal with pins vs implant ie stayfuse implant. Usually 6 we ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Homework.: There are several ways to go depending on your specific post-operative condition. Bone grafting, small digital implants or spacers, just to mention a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Infection: See the surgeon right away. The infection needs to be controlled to avoid it from spreading and to find out the cause.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may wish to see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. If she/he rec ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Depends: This depends on the severity and flexibility of the hammertoe and any other joint contractures. Examples include: simple transecting of a tendon on th ... Read More
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