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How many days of moderate pain will I have after a bunionectomy?

How many days of moderate pain will I have after a bunionectomy?

May not be moderate.: You may have limited, moderate, or severe pain depending on the procedure and on you pain tolerance. ...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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Am considering bunionectomy for moderate bunion. Dr wants to use a screw and I am opposed. is there any way to cut and realign bone without using scr?

Am considering bunionectomy for moderate bunion.  Dr wants to use a screw and I am opposed. is there any way to cut and realign bone without using scr?

PROBABLY, BUT....: There are many ways to cut the bone, to fix the bunion. Thinking of the various osteotomies, I think all can be stabilized with K-wires, which can be removed later. The advantage to screws is that they really compress the bone together; K-wires don't provided compression, only hold the bone together. Also, there are "dissolving" pins or screws; ask your surgeon if this is an option. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 8wk post op bunionectomy. I Still have significant swelling in my big toe area with moderate stiffness. My doc says this is normal? Opinions?

Hi I'm 8wk post op bunionectomy. I Still have significant swelling in my big toe area with moderate stiffness. My doc says this is normal? Opinions?

Without seeing: Xrays and examining your foot difficult to say. I would ask the doc a few questions. 1) is there something we can do to reduce this swelling? Do you think I need physical therapy? 2) do you feel dynamic motion would help? ...Read more

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I am having a bunionectomy in two days. I took 6 days off from work-is that long enough for this procedure?

I am having a bunionectomy in two days. I took 6 days off from work-is that long enough for this procedure?

It depends: Some procedure are complex and will require long periods of immobilization. Consult with you doctor as to how long you will need to take off. ...Read more

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I had a bunionectomy 5 days ago. The doctor told my husband and i that he would give me more pain meds for it. Are there any drawbacks?

I had a bunionectomy 5 days ago. The doctor told my husband and i that he would give me more pain meds for it. Are there any drawbacks?

Not severe.: Yes, recovering from surgery can be painful, but the more you elevate after surgery, the less you swell, and the less you swell, the less you hurt. Your surgeon will give you a boot or shoe, and pain medication, too: don't be afraid to take what has been prescribed by your surgeon. Most common side effects to the pain meds are sleepiness or some nausea. Take the meds with food to prevent this. ...Read more

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I had a bunionectomy a month ago. The pins in my foot were removed 2 days ago. What sort of pain will i experience in the coming days while i recover?

Very little!: Pin removal is usually a pretty easy, uncomplicated process. It's done in the office and after several weeks the pins are "ready" to come out, meaning your surgeon doesn't have to work very hard to remove them, and it shouldn't cause you too much pain. Discomfort from pin removal is usually gone with a day! ...Read more

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Is a fever post op normal? I am 5 days post op bunionectomy, osteotomy, dislocation repair. I had a fever of 99.0, 99.4, 99.6 and now it's 100.1

Is a fever post op normal? I am 5 days post op bunionectomy, osteotomy, dislocation repair. I had a fever of 99.0, 99.4, 99.6 and now it's 100.1

No, that's not norm-: Al. Check with your surgeon asap. Either you have an infection or have some infection elsewhere. Have it seen to, urgently. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bunionectomy to totally heal ?

How long does it take for a bunionectomy to totally heal ?

Depends: On procedure, age and healing ability. Bone normally takes 6 weeks to heal if stabilized properly. ...Read more

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