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Doctor insights on: Pros And Cons Of Bunion Surgery

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Are you awake for bunion surgery?

Are you awake for bunion surgery?

Bunion surgery: I do not recommend being awake you can either have general or IV sedation with local block.

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What happens during bunions surgery?

What happens during bunions surgery?

Surgical fracture: In most bunion procedures the 1st metatarsal is broken and realigned with screws or pins. Visit www. Eastpennfoot. Com for more information and request a copy our bunion report.

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What is involved with bunion surgery?

Proper planning: Bunion surgery has a good record of success when the correct procedure is chosen. Don't compromise results for convenience. Depending on the severity of deformity, bones may need to be cut, straightened and screws or other fixation used, usually in an outpatient setting. Post-op disability depends on the procedure. A board certified podiatric surgeon can discuss your options further.

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How much it cost for bunions surgery?

Cost: The cost varies not only form procedure to procedure but from one insurance company to another.

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How do I know if I need bunion surgery?

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.

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Could you tell me about bunion surgery?

Could you tell me about bunion surgery?

Select right surgeon: Most surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis under IV sedation. The type of Bunion surgery depends on a variety of factors: severity of deformity, quality of the joint, patient health, etc. Most can weightbear immediately in a special shoe/boot. Most will be back in a shoe in 4-6 weeks. Will have some swelling for 4-5 months. Visit ACFAS. Org to find surgeon near you. Dr L

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What exercises can I do after bunion surgery?

What exercises can I do after bunion surgery?

Must heal: It is important that the surgery be compleatly healed. That said I tell patients they can do seated exercises with weights and machines.

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How can I quickly cure bunions without surgery?

How can I quickly cure bunions without surgery?

Bunion surgery.: There are no braces or exercises to get rid of a bunion. If you have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to correct your foot. Some involve bone cuts and screws. You'll be swollen for several weeks, but the post-op pain does not last that long.

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How long after bunion surgery do I use crutches?

How long after bunion surgery do I use crutches?

Depends.: Depending on your procedure, you may be able to bear weight after surgery, or you may be non-weight-bearing for several weeks after. Ask your surgeon how severe your bunion is, and how aggressive a procedure you need. More aggressive procedures require non-weight-bearing afterward on crutches.

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What happens when you get surgery on your bunions?

What happens when you get surgery on your bunions?

Bunion surgery.: There are no braces or exercises to get rid of a bunion. If you have it surgically removed, there are several ways your surgeon could go about it. Depending on the angle of your bones (you'll need an x-ray), there are many different procedures to correct your foot. Some involve bone cuts and screws. You'll be swollen for several weeks, but the post-op pain does not last that long.

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Is bunion surgery safe? What are common complications?

Generally yes: Surgery for correcting bunions are commonly performed on an outpatient basis and can provide good results. Like any other surgery, complications such as infection, swelling, pain, recurrence of the deformity, limited motion, excessive scarring can sometimes arise. Talk to your foot surgeon about this. Provide a detailed medical history, and be compliant with all of the postoperative course.

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What is a good stage to have bunion surgery? Early on?

What is a good stage to have bunion surgery? Early on?

Depends on symptoms: My recommendation is: if they bother you on a regular basis or... If it limits your activity, then surgery should be considered. Bunions are progressive problems....They don't get better, they only get worse. Meaning, you may be able to reduce the symptoms with better shoes, etc., but the structural deformity gradually gets worse. Dr l.

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On a scale of 1 to 10 how bad does bunion surgery hurt?

Different: Everybody has a different pain threshhold. Clearly, a person with a higher pain tolerance will say post-op bunion surgery pain was quite managable. Another important factor is the surgical procedure performed. Some procedures are more involved and therefore have more post-op pain. Either way, your physician should give you the appropriate post-op pain medication based upon these 2 factors.

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What exercises can I do one month after bunion surgery?

ROM exercises: Non weight bearing range-of-motion exercises are important to get the function of the joint back to as normal as possible. We start these at the 10 days after surgery in most cases. Discuss these with your foot surgeon to see when you should start. Weight bearing exercise depend on the surgery performed. Dr l.

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How does it feel after bunion is healed, after surgery?

Good: Your pain should be gone and you should be able to wear you shoes with comfort.

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How old do you have to be in order to have bunion surgery?

How old do you have to be in order to have bunion surgery?

Depends on deformity: Decision to perform surgery depends on a variety of factors. If they bother on a regular basis or limit activity, it is time to consider surgery. Good shoes with support can slow down the process and poor shoes can speed up and/or aggravate the problem. See your podiatrist to discuss options. Visit ACFAS. Org. Dr l.

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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.

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I'm going to see a surgery about my bunions what will happen?

I'm going to see a surgery about my bunions what will happen?

Bunions: First you will need to get weight bearing x-rays. Based on how severe your bunions are your surgeon will discuss procedural options and post operative coarse.

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What is a way to remove bunions without having massive surgery?

What is a way to remove bunions without having massive surgery?

Surgery: Is only way to remove structural deformity. However, there are other possible treatments to attempt to alleviate symptoms. Discuss with podiatrist.

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