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Toenail Removal Surgery Recovery Time
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
I am going to have surgery for my joint in my foot. What is the approximate recovery time for this?
3 mo. Ago had ORIF and hardware removal on 2nd mtp, prev. Fused to correct crossover. Foot hurts now more than before surgery. Needs more time? Thx
Sounds like: Overkill to me. Actually, sounds like overkill in a big way to me. ...Read more
The: Recovery usually takes two weeks. Most people can resume normal activity in one or two days. ...Read more
Obesity ; toenail: Well, all things being equal, surgery in obese patients generally results in a higher risk of problems than non-obese patients. The excess weight that your toe is subjected to may affect recover. Also, if you have diabetes (as a result of the obesity), that will impair healing as well. Losing weight can only help. ...Read more
Keep the area clean: Bandaged and protected until it heals. 4-5 days. ...Read more
Most: Some plans will require pre-authorization for medication. I don't know of any plan that will not cover nail removal ...Read more
What causes an ingrown toenail that has been removed after surgery to continue to be painful phenol was applied callus removed 10months post removal?
Ingrown nail painful: 10 months post removal can be due to few reasons. You may have regrowth of ingrown nail or you may have a matrix cyst formed in corner or slightly more nail may need to be removed to cure your problem. Either way return to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Had 2 acl/meniscus surgeries. Played soccer for first time after 8.5 month recovery. Pain on top of fibula when I planted foot. No pain with squatting?
Hard to say: Many possibilities: lateral collateral ligament, posterolateral corner, lateral hamstrings all in that general area. I would make sure your surgeon is aware. May just be part of a soreness as you return to high level in that lateral hamstring, but wise to be checked to make sure it is not a problem. ...Read more
1 year post toenail surgery still painful went to a podaitrist was told not enough nail was removed the first time near the matrix causing the pain?
Nail: While that is possible, the definitive answer is to see another doctor (perhaps) for an evaluation. ...Read more
I've had ingrowing toenail problem for 3 years. I was 3 times surgery of nail. Now again I infected. What should I do now? Give me the effective solution
Find better surgeon.: Unfortunately. I don't know what your immediate situation is, but a competent surgeon should easily remedy your problem. An effective solution, now, may be a bit more involved that previously. A dose of appropriate antibiotics as well as appropriate nail resection is still the main course of action. ...Read more
I keep getting ingrown toenails. I have had minor surgery 3 times on my toes and major surgery done once. They are very painful. What should I do?
Ingrown toe nail: Ingrown toe nails do hurt. You have had a reoccurring toe nail that has been treated and yet it comes back. You will need to see a podiatrist and have a partial matrixectomy (kill the part of the tissue that grows the nail). That should take care of it. ...Read more
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I have corn on my toe and two small dots but they don't pain yet. I have had surgery for my left foot but I want the removal of corn without surgery now?
Palliative care: Any skilled podiatrist can remove your corn without bone surgery painlessly. Unfortunately, it will return after some time. This can be done repeatedly until it comes back so quickly that you opt for surgery- which may be years until it worsens. I do not recommend corn plasters as they burn the skin and are fraught with complications. ...Read more
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
Wart removal surgery tomorrow morning. I have a big wart on top of my foot. Like a dime size. How much will the pain be? And how long would it last?
Pain varies: Intial discomfort will fade in a out one hour. There will soreness from the pressure of the show for 1-2 weeks which it is healing. ...Read more
3 days: After a partial nail valuation the recovery is about 3 days. If you had a permanent procedure done it may take longer. ...Read more
Healing times vary: Healing rates may vary from one patient to another depending on a variety of factors. Under normal circumstances, one should have significant decrease of pain and drainage after one week of the procedure. A delay in healing may result if a patient is immune compromised, individuals with poor circulation, diabetics, and people who do not follow through with the recommended post operative care. ...Read more
Should I go in for colon removal surgery next week had a foot of it removed last year due to cancer it's back now?
Difficult question: It sounds like you are already scheduled for surgery next week. I suspect and hope you have had appropriate follow up with your gastroenterologist, surgeon and surgical oncologist. Hopefully you have had the opportunity to have all questions answered but if not talk to the doctors who are familiar with your history and get their opinions. ...Read more
Can you advise me on going in for colon removal surgery next week had a foot of it removed last year due to cancer it's back now?
D/w your onc team: Please discuss in detail with your oncology team- surgeon, oncologist about this. Yes, you would have some adjustment to make after surgery- i.e. dietary, problem with bowel movement etc- possible short gut syndrome etc- however, unfortunately you've got to do what you've got to do. You have to weigh the risk and benefit. And the risk for you will be higher I f you do not have surgery. God bless ...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
How long is the recovery from a lisfranc injury? 18 months ago I suffered a lisfranc injury. I had surgery the 10th day (had to wait for the swelling to go down some) and have 2 plates and screws installed. I have lost my arch, and my foot doesn't look l
A serrious injury: A lot of nfl players get them, santoio holms, cedrick benson texans 1/4 back. They r often missed or surgery delayed 4 a long time. U were lucky 2 have it licked up and treated.18 mos. Is a long time, but if the trauma was severe enough, arthritic changes r possible. C ur surgeon. ...Read more
I have just had a partial toe nail removal surgery. They are still leaking watery blood. How long do I leave dressings on please?
It depend if you have an infection or not most surgeons will preferred to leave it open to the air to heal faster and to soaked it in warm water with epsilon salt daily
since it is draining I recommend antibiotic ointment and light dressing while you are working and shoes off open to the ail while you are home it should get better very soon if you suspect infection go to see your doctor ...Read more
Guillain barre syndrome damaged my peripheral nerves and gave me hammer toes (2nd & 3rd) on r foot. What is recovery like following surgery to fix it?
Not any longer....: Surgery to repair hammertoes in patients with neuromusclar diseases like gullian-barre fare no differently than patients who are without the disease. Arthrodesis (fusion) of the contracted toes will give you better long-term benefits vs. Contractures. Healing from surgery is based on arterial blood flow and nutrition. ...Read more
Nail of my foot entering into my skin so I got a surgery for nail removal after 7 days the skin around the nail is swollen rough and watery pus inside?
Infection: Call your doctor, there could be a small spicule of nail that Needs to be removed.... ...Read more
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