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A 47-year-old female asked:

Bunionectomy with 2 surgical screws placed. i'm 5wk post op. still very swollen/sore & stiffness in big toe joint area. is this normal at this point?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Healing: The healing process for most surgical wounds is 6-8 weeks. The inside part is usually around the same, but obviously variable. I would suggest calling your surgeon to find out for your case. May want to bring you in for a follow up exam as well. Time heals all wounds... Hope this helps!
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 43 years experience
CAN BE: "Very swollen" may be different between what you think and the surgeon thinks. "Sore"-getting better or worse? Most important; are you doing your part regarding following post-op instructions?
Last updated Feb 24, 2018


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