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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

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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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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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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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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Is lightheaded, faint feeling, fever normal a week after surgery? It was a bunionectomy with osteotemy, dislocated sesamoid repair.

Post Op care: All surgeons have instructions to patients on what to do after surgery. There is a list of when to call the doctor. It surely sounds like you have a complication that needs attention. Please contact your surgeon urgently. ...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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9wk po bunionectomy. Big toe crossing over 2nd toe. Getting worse. Joint injection didn't work and doing PT. Will I need surgery again?

9wk po bunionectomy. Big toe crossing over 2nd toe. Getting worse. Joint injection didn't work and doing PT. Will I need surgery again?

I see a revision.: If the position of the toe was correct after surgery, but has drifted SUBSTANTIALLY since, then I feel your chance of spontaneous correction is minimal. Best to get a second opinion soon. ...Read more

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Hi just had med&lat bunionectomy of my left foot 3wks ago. After surgery there was no blister on my cast big now I have 2 big blister incision area?

Hi just had med&lat bunionectomy of my left foot 3wks ago. After surgery there was no blister on my cast big now I have 2 big blister incision area?

You need to : See your surgeon asap. I would recommend you call them today even though it is sunday- call the emergency number if you have to and tell them, the exact problem. ...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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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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Foot remains numb 2.5 yrs after bunionectomy. Could there be another reason than the surgery? Currently have posterior knee & anterior lower leg pain

Foot remains numb 2.5 yrs after bunionectomy. Could there be another reason than the surgery? Currently have posterior knee & anterior lower leg pain

Not likely.: If your foot was not numb before having bunion surgery and became numb immediately after the surgery, the chances are, the numbness is a direct result of the surgery. There is the possibility that any one of a number of other conditions could also play a role in either the foot numbness, subsequent leg pain or both. To remove all doubt, an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is a place to start. ...Read more

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How long are the fixation screws supposed to be in after having bunion removal surgery?

How long are the fixation screws supposed to be in after having bunion removal surgery?

Can Stay: Internal fixation screws can stay in place indefinitely assuming they are not causing any problems. Rarely if there is pain from the hardware the screws can be removed. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had foot surgery for bunion removal?

Has anyone ever had foot surgery for bunion removal?

Yes: Foot surgery to correct bunions (bunionectomy) is a common procedure performed successfully for many. You should see podiatric or orthopedic foot & ankle surgeon to determine the proper bunionectomy procedure that is right for you. ...Read more

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I'm having bunion removal surgery in 2 days but bunion area and bottom of feet are peeling. Would that be a problem?

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

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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?

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 more

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What can I expect from a bunionectomy?

What can I expect from a bunionectomy?

Narrower foot: Following a bunionectomy your forefoot will be a bit more narrow and you may fit more comfortably into your old shoes once the swelling subsides. ...Read more

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What are some effects of having a bunionectomy?

What are some effects of having a  bunionectomy?

Effects?: I think you are asking about side effects. The most common is a soft tissue infection from the surgery, then failure of the implant and then avascular necrosis of the bone. Basically, the side effect of surgery can also be reaction to anesthesia (both general and local) as well. Breakdown of the incision line, and delayed healing are also side effects. ...Read more