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What should I do after a bunionectomy surgery?

What should I do after a bunionectomy surgery?

Bunion surgery. : I would elevate your foot as you can, ice the foot and ankle often, take your pain medication as prescribed and follow your surgeon's specific instructions. Good luck. ...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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I had a bunionectomy surgery and the site feels fine. I've developed a lump on ball of foot which is painful. What is it?

I had a bunionectomy surgery and the site feels fine. I've developed a lump on ball of foot which is painful. What is it?

A few things...: A lot depends on if the "lump" is in the skin or under the skin. It could be any of a number of tumors, or more commonly, a benign process known as a plantar fibroma. If your surgery was very recently, it could also be a hematoma, or gathering of clotted blood. See a podiatrist for an exam. ...Read more

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17 mo post op bunionectomy surgery. Still have tingles and numbness/stiffness feeling on outer side of toe area. My surgeon says normal & gave motrin ?

17 mo post op bunionectomy surgery. Still have tingles and numbness/stiffness feeling on outer side of toe area. My surgeon says normal & gave motrin ?

POST-OP: If you notice gradual improvement, it should continue to get better. But it sounds like that's not the case. On a scale of 1-10, 10 worst, how bad is it? Maybe it's time for a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I had hammer toe bunionectomy and neuroma surgery on my foot. How long before i can walk?

I had hammer toe  bunionectomy and neuroma  surgery on my foot. How long before i can walk?

1 day to 4 weeks: After neuroma surgery you can walk immediately as well as with hammertoe procedures. The rate limiting surgery is the bunionectomy. After some procedures it is ok to put weight immediately on the foot in a postop shoe or a walking brace (usually a soft tissue procedure) other types where the bone is cut or fused and held in place with screws/plate may have no weight for 4-8 weeks. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Goose bumps on only one leg. Same leg as foot surgery (bunionectomy) done 8 weeks ago. No feeling in big toe yet either.

Goose bumps on only one leg. Same leg as foot surgery (bunionectomy) done 8 weeks ago. No feeling in big toe yet either.

Not serious: Most likely a reaction to the stress of the operation. Doesn't sound like its serious. However, if you think something is "wrong", call your surgeon to discuss. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the procedure to have a bunionectomy pin removed? Is it another surgery?

What is the procedure to have a bunionectomy pin removed? Is it another surgery?

Technically: it is another "surgery" and requires anesthesia however it is considered "minor" compared with the bunionectomy itself! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Bunionectomy yesterday. Should 10mg of oxycodone relieve most of pain after 30 minutes? I have been taking nucynta since the surgery. Yesterday was ok but today it seemed to quit working . Got prescription of oxycodone but the pain is only .001% better af

Bunionectomy yesterday. Should 10mg of oxycodone relieve most of pain after 30 minutes? I have been taking nucynta since the surgery. Yesterday was ok but today it seemed to quit working . Got prescription of oxycodone but the pain is only .001% better af

Consult your doctor: Pain after bunion surgery is very normal. Often the pain can last for several days after surgery. You need to elevate your foot and keep it from being below your heart level. The pain medication you were prescribed is typical but there area other alternatives. Consult your surgeon to see if an alternative pain medication would be better for you. ...Read more

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