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Is scirex good for bunion removal?

Is scirex good for bunion removal?

Not used.: I have extensive experience in performing bunionectomies of various types with various products, but never used "scirex". ...Read more

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Dr. Mathew John
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Bunion Removal (Definition)

Bunion removal, bunionectomy, or correction of bunion deformity all refer to the same group of surgical procedures. Depending on how severe the deformity is a determination is made as to which procedure would work best. A bunion deformity is a deviation of the 1st metatarsal towards the opposite foot and of the great toe towards the outside of the foot. Correction can involve ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: bunion removal?

What is the definition or description of: bunion removal?

Bunionectomy: Bunion removal, bunionectomy, or correction of bunion deformity all refer to the same group of surgical procedures. Depending on how severe the deformity is a determination is made as to which procedure would work best. A bunion deformity is a deviation of the 1st metatarsal towards the opposite foot and of the great toe towards the outside of the foot. Correction can involve bone and soft tis. ...Read more

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How long i can't wear heels after bunion removal?

How long i can't wear heels after bunion removal?

High heels: Everyone heals at a different rate so impossible to answer. Also depends on what procedure you had, how much swelling and range of motion. Talk to your doc to give you a estimate. ...Read more

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How long are the fixation screws supposed to be in after having bunion removal surgery?

How long are the fixation screws supposed to be in after having bunion removal surgery?

Can Stay: Internal fixation screws can stay in place indefinitely assuming they are not causing any problems. Rarely if there is pain from the hardware the screws can be removed. ...Read more

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I'm 31 days post op. Bunion removal & pipj fusion of second toe, pin in second toe is a little loose & moves up/down turns sideways. Is this normal?

Not abnormal: It is not unusual for the pin, which is usually a "K-wire" to feel slightly loose. The "K-wire" is usually smooth and not threaded like a screw (though there are threaded K wires). As a result, it can feel loose. I encourage all post operative patients to seek the advice of the surgeon who performed the procedure(s). Your surgeon has the ability to evaluate your foot and the X-rays. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had foot surgery for bunion removal?

Has anyone ever had foot surgery for bunion removal?

Yes: Foot surgery to correct bunions (bunionectomy) is a common procedure performed successfully for many. You should see podiatric or orthopedic foot & ankle surgeon to determine the proper bunionectomy procedure that is right for you. ...Read more

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Will i need crutches or a cast or a sugry shoe for plantar warts and bunion removal?

Post op: A surgical shoe at the very least. A cast would depend on what type of surgical procedure you are having done on the bunion. It depends on surgeon preference. I would also imagine crutches if plantar warts are being removed to off-load the bottom of the foot. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having bunion removal surgery in 2 days but bunion area and bottom of feet are peeling. Would that be a problem?

Varies: there are a lot of possibilities from contact dermatitis, to an area of dry skin or callus related to the bunion, to a systemic reaction to something. I would certainly let your surgeon know as it may be that your surgery may need to be rescheduled if your skin changes are severe. ...Read more

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I've had 2 surgeries within 3 days of eachother for bunion removal. My screws keep backing out and bone incongruent. Do I need the joint fused?

I've had 2 surgeries within 3 days of eachother for bunion removal. My screws keep backing out and bone incongruent. Do I need the joint fused?

Screw loose.: Something is not right. Either the fixation was questionable or there was too much activity post surgery. You had better get a second opinion before the situation gets out of hand. Properly done, it would take more than 2 days to fail unless there was aggravating circumstances. Clearly, you would know if your post operative activity was at play here and if not, you should take action accordingly. ...Read more

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