A 49-year-old member asked:
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i'm curious what occurs after bunion pins are removed?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Depends: They could be removed as it is time and this is good as you are healing, or they can be removed early due to a problem like an infection.
Answered on Apr 5, 2014
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
REMOVAL: There are pins, and there are screws. For the most part, screws are not removed. If pins (K-wires), I'll just tell you my way; there are different ways pins are uses. My wires are sticking out of the skin, and are removed in the office w/o anesthetic, and for the most part painlessly. This is at 3-6 weeks post-op.
Answered on Aug 4, 2016

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