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How painful is the club foot operation?

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In brief: Painful

Luckily between the anesthetics and powerful painkillers and the infant's still relatively undeveloped sensorium, the after effects should be minimal over the long term.

In brief: Painful

Luckily between the anesthetics and powerful painkillers and the infant's still relatively undeveloped sensorium, the after effects should be minimal over the long term.
Dr. Fred Birnbaum
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complex procedure.

One may experience significant pain and discomfort following a club foot procedure.

In brief: Complex procedure.

One may experience significant pain and discomfort following a club foot procedure.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: During operations

An anesthesiologist sedates you so you feel no pain.
Following operations you are given pain medication and usually told to apply ice to the surgical site. This is true for most operations. Doctors employ pain management protocols all to limit pain. Pain is perceived differently by different people. If you have a clubfoot. Surgery is the recommended treatment. Pain can be dealt with.

In brief: During operations

An anesthesiologist sedates you so you feel no pain.
Following operations you are given pain medication and usually told to apply ice to the surgical site. This is true for most operations. Doctors employ pain management protocols all to limit pain. Pain is perceived differently by different people. If you have a clubfoot. Surgery is the recommended treatment. Pain can be dealt with.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Tim Schrader
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not bad

If you are asking about an "achilles tentomy" which is typcially done in infants undergoing correction for a clubfoot using the ponseti method, then it's not bad.
Most do not take pain medications afterwards. For more extensive soft tissue releases, tendon transfers, osteotomies and fusion, pain can be significant. Anesthesia and postop pain control help. Pain is also very subjective.

In brief: Not bad

If you are asking about an "achilles tentomy" which is typcially done in infants undergoing correction for a clubfoot using the ponseti method, then it's not bad.
Most do not take pain medications afterwards. For more extensive soft tissue releases, tendon transfers, osteotomies and fusion, pain can be significant. Anesthesia and postop pain control help. Pain is also very subjective.
Dr. Tim Schrader
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