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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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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, ?

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?

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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Are you awake for bunion surgery?

Bunion surgery: I do not recommend being awake you can either have general or IV sedation with local block. ...Read more

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What happens during bunions surgery?

Surgical fracture: In most bunion procedures the 1st metatarsal is broken and realigned with screws or pins. Visit www.Eastpennfoot.Com for more information and request a copy our bunion report. ...Read more

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What is involved with bunion surgery?

Proper planning: Bunion surgery has a good record of success when the correct procedure is chosen. Don't compromise results for convenience. Depending on the severity of deformity, bones may need to be cut, straightened and screws or other fixation used, usually in an outpatient setting. Post-op disability depends on the procedure. A board certified podiatric surgeon can discuss your options further. ...Read more

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How much it cost for bunions surgery?

Cost : The cost varies not only form procedure to procedure but from one insurance company to another. ...Read more

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