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Bunion Removal Procedure
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've got a bunion on each of my foot and really want to get itthe average foot doctors will charge for bunion foot removal?
Also: To add to dr. Creighton's answer, fees tend to be dependent on area. A park avenue (nyc) bunionectomy is way more expensive than, say, a mobile alabama bunionectomy. If there is a teaching hospital near you, they may be able to offer you a good deal, since the residents are looking for cases in such places. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor says that I need to have the bunions removed from the side of my feet is this a painful procedure?
Following bunion and sesamoid removal I am taking fluoxetine for infection top side of foot red and itchy foot swells when standing is this normal?
Yes: It is possible for children to have bunions. Rather than being from poor shoe choices, these are genetic and/or biomechanical in etiology. It is best to have the child evaluated by a podiatrist of foot/ankle orthopedist that specializes in the treatment of pediatric foot disorders. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers