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Bunion And Hammertoe Surgery
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i were to have tenotomy surgery for the repair of hammertoes, would i be able to resume rigorous physical activity, such as running?
I had surgery about 7 years ago, on my foot because i had a bunion and a hammertoe! I have screws now i got cysts in my knees painful walking it screw?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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