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What are some of the complications for women who undergone foot bunion operation?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
See below: Infection, prlonged swelling or pain, under or over correction, delayed healing and limitation of range of motion are some of the most common ones.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
The most common...: Complication associated with bunion surgery is recurrence of the deformity.
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
Podiatry 37 years experience
Short list: Bunion surgery has a good probability of success if the correct procedure and patient are chosen. Possible complications could include infection, stiffness, scarring, problems with bone healing or fixation devices, poor cosmetic result or toe alignment, etc. Most poor results occur with patients who don't follow proper post-op care instructions. Be a good patient and pick a good surgeon.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Many possible.: Complications may include: pain, swelling, numbness, infection, delayed healing, non-healing, blood clot, pulmonary embolism, stiffness, altered ambulation, hardware failure, scar overgrowth and possible recurrence of deformity.

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