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A 32-year-old female asked:

i had bunion surgery in 2006, two pins were inserted that now need to be removed. how long will the recovery process be and what can i expect?

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Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ask: The doc doing the surgery would be your best resource for that info.
Dr. Ben Pradhan
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
Short recovery: If the surgery has healed and simply the pins need removing, this should be an outpatient procedure and full recovery in weeks.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Should be routine...: If the pins are still intact, they should be relatively easy to remove. If for some reason they have broken since the time of surgery, an additional incision may be needed. You should be able to return to regular activities very shortly after the procedure.

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