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How successful are the results after bunion and hammertoe surgery (98%?, 99%?)?

How successful are the results after bunion and hammertoe surgery (98%?, 99%?)?

Good: The outcome of any surgery depends on several things. The right procedure must be chosen, the surgeon, well trained and the patient must be conscientious in following post-op instructions. Retrospective studies put bunion surgery success at ~85% good to excellent results, but that also includes those patients who did things they were told not to do after surgery. Most patients do quite well. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Bunion (Definition)

A true bunion is the increased growth of bone on the side of ...Read more


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I have a bunion, hammertoes and overlapping toes. Have seen ortopedic surgeon... Said i need surgery on all toes..Yikes! how horrible will this be, ?

Manageable pain: Generally, the procedures performed, the more post-op pain. Having said that, there are several techniques that will make recovery more pleasant. Your podiatric or orthopedic surgeon can start you on antiinflammatories prior to surgery. They can also inject steroid intra-op. A combination of narcotics and nsaids are used post-op. Follow post-op instructions closely and keep a positive attitude. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! what do podiatrists do for bunions and hammertoes?

Fix them: Hammer toes get straightened out as do bunions. With a bunion, generally the bunion gets cut off and the metatarsal bone and great toe get straightened out. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about hammertoes surgery?

Can you please tell me about hammertoes surgery?

There are two : Basic kinds, one where a piece of bone is removed at the joint or fused at the joint. Your doc will ell you decide which is best for you. ...Read more

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If i were to have tenotomy surgery for the repair of hammertoes, would i be able to resume rigorous physical activity, such as running?

If i were to have tenotomy surgery for the repair of hammertoes, would i be able to resume rigorous physical activity, such as running?

Tenotomy: Yes - however you do have to give the toes a time to heal. Skin or incision healing time is typically 2-3 days, but the toe(s) may still be sore . So give yourself some time to heal and you should be fine. Good luck ! ...Read more

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I'm going to see a surgery about my bunions what will happen?

Bunions: First you will need to get weight bearing x-rays. Based on how severe your bunions are your surgeon will discuss procedural options and post operative coarse. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need bunion surgery?

How do I know if I need bunion surgery?

Pain/function/shoes: If you have prolonged pain, limited function or the inability to participate in activities you enjoy or work you do, cannot wear shoes that you want/need to are common reasons. You may want to try some form of conservative care first to see if this can prevent surgery. Howver, the only way to correct the deformity is with surgery. ...Read more

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Bunion surgery --- what are some risks I should be aware of?

Stiffness scarring: No surgery is without risks or possible complications. With bunion surgery, possible complications include: infection, scarring, joint stiffness, transfer soreness to the second metatarsal, prolonged swelling and some recurrence of the deformity. Follow dr's instructions is usually the best advice to limit possible complications. Dr l. ...Read more

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