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Bunion surgery --- what are some risks I should be aware of?

Bunion surgery --- what are  some risks I should be aware of?

Stiffness scarring: No surgery is without risks or possible complications. With bunion surgery, possible complications include: infection, scarring, joint stiffness, transfer soreness to the second metatarsal, prolonged swelling and some recurrence of the deformity. Follow dr's instructions is usually the best advice to limit possible complications. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I have a tailors bunion, is surgery required?

Depends: Depends on if you have tried conservative treatments like padding, wider shoes, injections, nsaids etc. In you have tried everything then surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of a bunion without surgery?

No: There are ways to accommodate the deformity or reduce pain (wider shoes, padding, stretching, etc); however, the bunion deformity itself can not be fixed non-surgically. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bunion! how do I get rid of it without surgery?

What to do if I have a bunion! how do I get rid of it without surgery?

See below: There is no non-operative cure, but several things may alleviate symptoms and halt progression: wide, low healed shoes or custom made shoes; orthoses to improve support and alignment; night splinting to improve toe alignment, stretching to maintain joint mobility; bunion pads to decrease irritation; application of ice after activity to decrease inflammation; analgesics. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I know if I need bunion surgery?

Pain/function/shoes: If you have prolonged pain, limited function or the inability to participate in activities you enjoy or work you do, cannot wear shoes that you want/need to are common reasons. You may want to try some form of conservative care first to see if this can prevent surgery. Howver, the only way to correct the deformity is with surgery. ...Read more

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How long after bunion surgery can I return to driving?

How long after bunion surgery can I return to driving?

Assuming that the: Surgery was on the right foot and involved an osteotomy, I have 2 requirements: 1. A minimum of 6-8 weeks have passed after surgery, normal healing time for broken bones. 2. After the 6-8 weeks, I have my patients sit in their car at home and simulate jamming on the brake as if they have to stop in an emergency. When they can do that without flinching, driving is ok. ...Read more

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If I have a tailors bunion, when will I have to get surgery?

Tailors bunion: Surgery is indicated if you have pain and life style changes as a result of the tailors bunion. ...Read more

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I have bunion surgery a year ago - take screws out, what to do?

I have bunion surgery a year ago - take screws out, what to do?

Usually not needed: Usually screws are left in unless they are causing you discomfort or your surgeon has a good reason for doing so. Discuss with your surgeon. Dr L ...Read more

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I am going to have an operation on bunion. I work standing all day. Would i go back to work right away. After surgery?

No: After bunion surgery you should not be standing for long periods of time or sitting with your feet hanging down. This will cause you to swell more and take longer to heal. It will also increase the amount of pain you would experience post op. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Bunion (Definition)

A true bunion is the increased growth of bone on the side of ...Read more