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Pin Accidently Left In Foot After Foot Surgery
Wow! That question is pandoras box!
as an experienced foot and ankle surgeon I am interpreting your question to be about some type of reconstruction.
I will say that in general these procedures are successful....But... As I tell all my patients "the recovery is long! "
foot surgery takes up to a year or more to fully recover from. If someone is telling you its no big deal get another opinio. ...Read more
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
I have had foot surgery & have 2 pins in 2 toes these are to be removed in 2 weeks. How soon will I be able to drive?
Drive after surgery: This depends upon your surgeon. Ask the surgeon when it's safe to drive. Typically after the pins are removed or a week later depending on the position of the toes, and the x-ray status. Cannot always give a set time... ...Read more
Is it a way to have cosmetic foot surgery to make them smaller? I'm not sure what the medical term is, but my right foot is way longer than my left.
I had a foot surgery and they put a pin in on my second toe. Now it feels really tighter and a bump is coming? Whatshould I do?
Foot surgery: Although more info is needed, your best first thing to do is see your surgeon. He/she is your best source of help. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm having foot surgery for a bunion on my left foot. What should I expect? How long will it be before I can walk and do stuff? What about recovery?
Depends: It depends on the specific procedure that is done. You will likely need to be off your foot with limited weight bearing and activity for 4 to 6 weeks. You will need to keep your foot elevated. ...Read more
Can a person with neuropathy have mild burning that comes and goes? I had foot surgery in the summer, but I've been having mild burning in my left leg
Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more
Theoretically, yes. It can stop at a particular stage. But, CRPS can be devastating and life changing. I send my patients to a clinic well-versed in the treatment of CRPS. I never treat it myself.
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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?
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
Hyper-pigmentation on my left leg due to mild crps or from fiberglass cast (i had on after foot surgery for 3 weeks, but was removed 8 months ago)?
Both: Casts being placed on for long time can result in skin discoloration. This should resolve in a few days to weeks though. Crps changes typically take longer to resolve and may not resolve suggesting its presence. ...Read more
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
Live with it!: Most foot surgery is elective, you can elect to have it done, or you can elect not to. You can try pads, shoe stretching, medications, more supportive and cushioned insoles. But in the end, your problem is still there... You are treating without cure. ...Read more
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
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
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
Pain: Deformity, inability to wear shoe, cosmetics.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
40 year old male had a work related injury and had foot surgery 4 years ago (after the incident) foot still hurts and limps. Can anything to cure pain?
Step by Step.: He can start by having a thorough re-examination of his foot. The past treatment as well as surgical histories should be reviewed as well. Based on the findings, as well as his immediate situation, a treatment plan can be established to address his problems. ...Read more
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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