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Bunion surgery --- what are some risks I should be aware of?

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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

The most common risk is infection.
The other is swelling. Feet can sometimes swell for period of time after surgery so be aware of shoe gear selection immedialtey after surgery. Other risks are delayed healing, pain, reoccurence of the bunion. Eastpennfoot.Com and request a copy of our bunion report 10 myths about bunion surgery.

In brief: Infection

The most common risk is infection.
The other is swelling. Feet can sometimes swell for period of time after surgery so be aware of shoe gear selection immedialtey after surgery. Other risks are delayed healing, pain, reoccurence of the bunion. Eastpennfoot.Com and request a copy of our bunion report 10 myths about bunion surgery.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Bunion surgery

The most common risks are infection of soft tissue or bone; pain; swelling; inability to wear shoes; stiffness of the joint; recurrence of deformity and slow or non-healing of bone.
Choose the time to do it as a time when you will not be under duress during the period of disability.

In brief: Bunion surgery

The most common risks are infection of soft tissue or bone; pain; swelling; inability to wear shoes; stiffness of the joint; recurrence of deformity and slow or non-healing of bone.
Choose the time to do it as a time when you will not be under duress during the period of disability.
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Some risks.

Some risks associated with any surgery include: pain swelling, numbness, infection, reaction to medication, blood clot, and possible scar overgrowth.

In brief: Some risks.

Some risks associated with 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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