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A 61-year-old female asked:

I had bunion surgery in 1982 an had custom orthotics made. do you ever need to replace them if they are not worn out? does foot shape change?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes to both : 1982 was a good while ago if you are having problems then i would certainly recommend a re-evaluation.
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 38 years experience
Replace: Yes, our feet change shape with maturity

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