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Cystic bone lesion in ankle. Ankle and foot hurt. I had foot surgery in the summer. Should I be concerned?

Cystic bone lesion in ankle. Ankle and foot hurt. I had foot surgery in the summer. Should I be concerned?

Cystic bone lesion: A bone lesion in the ankle after surgical excision can take a whiel to 'fill in' and heal. If the leasion was within the ankle mortise and involved the talus, weight bearing can also have a bearing on the healing process. The ankle will swell for a period of time.
Consult your surgeon and discuss physical therapy, and options for reducing the discomfort. ...Read more

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Foot Surgery (Definition)

Foot surgery is any surgical procedure or treatment involving cutting involving the foot. Foot surgery is often categorized by skin and soft tissue procedures, forefoot surgery, or rearfoot surgery. However, some insurance companies (ie: medicare) categorize cutting of toenails as "surgery" on ...Read more


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I had left foot surgery 8 months ago (navicular area). My foot has been hurting a lot also causing ankle pain. Can the mitek bone anchor be removed?

I had left foot surgery 8 months ago (navicular area). My foot has been hurting a lot also causing ankle pain. Can the mitek bone anchor be removed?

It would be: Difficult to remove but it can be removed. I would question whether or not its the actual anchor that is hurting. Usually a tendon is tacked down when using the anchor and perhaps the tendon is tied down to tight or something like that. In cases like this always ask the doc why he thinks you still have pain and what your options are. ...Read more

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Had foot surgery 8 months ago. What type of infection can the mitek bone anchor cause? Saw two diff podiatrist (no help). Is mild crps the pain factor

Had foot surgery 8 months ago. What type of infection can the mitek bone anchor cause? Saw two diff podiatrist (no help). Is mild crps the pain factor

Infection?: Any surgery can result in an infection. However, infection 8 months later is rare. Blood work and special bone scans would be needed to make sure if you have an infection or not. Complex regional pain syndrome is very serious and would need professional treatments including physical therapy and medications. Post-op Kidner procedures could benefit from custom orthotics and MLS Laser treatments. ...Read more

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Question I am 5 weeks out of right foot surgery and my foot has a "cold feeling" and numb still. I have RA and had a joint/bone/cartilage replacement.

Question I am 5 weeks out of right foot surgery and my foot has a "cold feeling" and numb still. I have RA and had a joint/bone/cartilage replacement.

RA s/p foot surgery: The numbness can be from nerve irritation, nerve effects due to surgery as you cut and may cut some nerves when you replace bone or due to limited blood supply, The coldness can be due to blood supply interruption but that is more concerning as you need adequate supply. Call l the doctor today or go to ER, they can do dopplers and check blood supply, if toes are purple /black that is a emergency ...Read more

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I had foot surgery on my left foot to fix my flat foot and the doctor said that they fused my bone and put a screw. When can I walk? Physical therapy?

This discussion: Should ONLY take place with your surgeon. From your description it is unclear if you had a subtalar stent placed in or if you had a flatfoot reconstruction. If a subtalar stent was put in then the "screw" isn't really a screw its an implant and it did not get placed into any bone, rather was placed ina a canal between the ones. ...Read more

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I ve got swelling in knee same foot had surgery. I've got appt. W/my reg. Dr. 18th, foot dr. 27th. Or see my bone dr? Will reg. Dr. (int. Med) work?

I ve got swelling in knee same foot had surgery. I've got appt. W/my reg. Dr. 18th, foot dr. 27th. Or see my bone dr? Will reg. Dr. (int. Med) work?

Swelling Post Surg: I am always concerned, perhaps overly, with a blood clot in your leg. If the calf is tight and sore, go to the er for a doppler ultrasound now. If they rule that out, you can see what your internist says on the 18th. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

Recovery: For foot surgery is based on the type of diagnosis. If it is a foot or ankle reconstruction or repairing any bone or tendon structure, it will take at least 6-10 weeks and sometimes longer. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

Depends...: Kind of a broad question. There are different types of surgical procedures. Toenail procedures or skin biopsies have little to no down time. Bunions can vary from 6-8 weeks recuperation and more extensive rearfoot surgery may take up to months. Need to restore proper alignment in the joint, restore proper mechanics in the foot, and reduce pain symptoms. Bonus aesthetically pleasing. ...Read more

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What can I expect from foot surgery recovery?

What can I expect from foot surgery recovery?

Good Question: Depending on the type of foot surgery. You may have swelling, pain [controlled with medication]. Immobilization. Dressing changes. Physical therapy. I suggest you discuss post op care with the surgeon. ...Read more

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What should I know before having foot surgery?

What should I know before having foot surgery?

Everything: It is important to understand the planned procedure (s), probable post operative course and possible complications. Discuss in detail with your surgeon. There are many good foot surgeons. Visit acfas. Org. Dr l. ...Read more

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I'm having a foot surgery. What will I need to wear?

I'm having a foot surgery. What will I need to wear?

Depends on the surg: The doctor may want you to wear a surgical shoe or a fracture boot. You may need a cast following the surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: foot surgery?

What is the definition or description of: foot surgery?

Broad question: Foot surgery is any surgical procedure or treatment involving cutting involving the foot. Foot surgery is often categorized by skin and soft tissue procedures, forefoot surgery, or rearfoot surgery. However, some insurance companies (ie: medicare) categorize cutting of toenails as "surgery" on their explanation of benefits. ...Read more

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I started having foot surgery and want to know if there is any advise?

I started having foot surgery and want to know if there is any advise?

Advice: Follow the instructions of your surgeon. Before surgery if you have any questions ask all of them before you have any work done. ...Read more

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Is cosmetic foot surgery possible?

Is cosmetic foot surgery possible?

Yes: It depends on your goals. In addition to bunion excision fat grafting and laser treatments can provide more youthful appearing feet. ...Read more

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What happens during a laser foot surgery?

What happens during a laser foot surgery?

Lasers and Surgery: Lasers in foot surgery really only cut the skin, several years ago this was a fad or "new technology" which sounded really cool. That said if you mean laser treatments for soft tissue conditions such as tendonitis then you should not feel anything and should. Experience decreased pain and swelling. ...Read more

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Could foot surgery affect my running ability?

Yes: Depends on the type of foot surgery. Simple bunion or hammertoe surgery will not affect you as much as other foot surgeries such as reconstruction foot surgery. However, even with a bunion or hammertoe surgery you will need to adjust your running regiment until your foot swelling and pain subsides. Your doctor who is doing the surgery should answer and clarify this for you. ...Read more

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Exactly what happens during flat foot surgery?

Exactly what happens during flat foot surgery?

Different options: While any surgery must be tailored to the individual patient, most flatfoot surgeries involve a combination ofcalcaneal osteotomies (realigning heel bone), tendon transfers, calf tendon lengthening, ligament reconstructions and joint fusions. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more