18 doctors weighed in:

Is it risky to undergo a bunion operation for hallux valgus?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lowell Weil
Podiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Good results

While risks are inherent to all surgery, a well performed bunion surgery yields excellent results.

In brief: Good results

While risks are inherent to all surgery, a well performed bunion surgery yields excellent results.
Dr. Lowell Weil
Dr. Lowell Weil
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7 doctors agree

In brief: Seek experience

The chance of complications, while relatively low, should be reviewed by your surgeon.
If you are asking about getting the best result you should seek an experienced foot surgeon who performs bunion surgery on a regular basis and can show you before and after results and happy patient testimonials.

In brief: Seek experience

The chance of complications, while relatively low, should be reviewed by your surgeon.
If you are asking about getting the best result you should seek an experienced foot surgeon who performs bunion surgery on a regular basis and can show you before and after results and happy patient testimonials.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to your Surgeon

All surgery carries risks that include but are not limited to swelling, bleeding, pain, infection, need for further surgery, complications from anesthesia that include the potential for death.
In the case of surgery on the extremities, these risks also include limb loss. While risks are low, it is imperative that you discuss any questions or concerns that you have with your surgeon preoperatively.

In brief: Talk to your Surgeon

All surgery carries risks that include but are not limited to swelling, bleeding, pain, infection, need for further surgery, complications from anesthesia that include the potential for death.
In the case of surgery on the extremities, these risks also include limb loss. While risks are low, it is imperative that you discuss any questions or concerns that you have with your surgeon preoperatively.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

As stated , there is risk with any surgery .
However , read these answers and you get a really good synopsis . Speak to your podiatrist and get x rays done and a treatment plan.

In brief: Surgery

As stated , there is risk with any surgery .
However , read these answers and you get a really good synopsis . Speak to your podiatrist and get x rays done and a treatment plan.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Some risks.

Risks of any surgery include, pain swelling, numbness, infection, reaction to medication, blood clot, and possible scar overgrowth.

In brief: Some risks.

Risks of any surgery include, pain swelling, numbness, infection, reaction to medication, blood clot, and possible scar overgrowth.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery has risks

Most patients do well with bunion surgery.
It is extremely important to follow post op instructions. Not following instruction can reduce the quality of the results. Dr l.

In brief: Surgery has risks

Most patients do well with bunion surgery.
It is extremely important to follow post op instructions. Not following instruction can reduce the quality of the results. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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