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If I remove a bunion, will another one just grow in its place?
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Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Removal a bunion
means having surgical correction of the deformity.
A proper surgery and procedure should correct the bunion and the chances of regrowth should be very small. One must follow proper post operative instruction for good outcome.

In brief: Removal a bunion
means having surgical correction of the deformity.
A proper surgery and procedure should correct the bunion and the chances of regrowth should be very small. One must follow proper post operative instruction for good outcome.
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Dr. Sanjay Patel
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Dr. Richard Blake
There are so many different scenarios with bunions due to the severity of the problem, the looseness in the ligaments, the amount of time the patient/doctor decide on rehabilitation, the activities and shoe selection required post surgery, the amount of pronation and need of orthotic devices, that it is difficult to give a general quote on time. Only fusion is permanent. Dr Rich Blake
3 doctors agree
In brief: Bunions
Bunions do not return once they have been corrected by a foot surgeon; it is recommended that custom made orthotics are created post op so that the biomechanics that created the deformity is addressed.

In brief: Bunions
Bunions do not return once they have been corrected by a foot surgeon; it is recommended that custom made orthotics are created post op so that the biomechanics that created the deformity is addressed.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
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Dr. Hugh Protzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Permanent bunionecto
If the bone is just shaved then yes it will return.
If the first metatarsal is repositioned correctly as a part of the surgery then it should not return.

In brief: Permanent bunionecto
If the bone is just shaved then yes it will return.
If the first metatarsal is repositioned correctly as a part of the surgery then it should not return.
Dr. Hugh Protzel
Dr. Hugh Protzel
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possible
Bunions are structural deformities that are secondary to genetics and foot function.
The deformity can gradually regress is you do not improve foot mechanics. Good shoes and supports are extremely important. Dr l.

In brief: Possible
Bunions are structural deformities that are secondary to genetics and foot function.
The deformity can gradually regress is you do not improve foot mechanics. Good shoes and supports are extremely important. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Recurrence
The recurrence rate for a bunion is about 10% when treated with surgery.

In brief: Recurrence
The recurrence rate for a bunion is about 10% when treated with surgery.
Dr. Selene Parekh
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
You wouldn't want to screw up all that work, pain of surgery and recovery by doing the same aggravating things.
Bunions are often genetic, but pinched toe, high heeled shoes that increase pressure on the forefoot increase the stresses on the joint and add to the deformity. Just cause you got it fixed doesn't mean that you can still wear stilettos.

In brief: Depends
You wouldn't want to screw up all that work, pain of surgery and recovery by doing the same aggravating things.
Bunions are often genetic, but pinched toe, high heeled shoes that increase pressure on the forefoot increase the stresses on the joint and add to the deformity. Just cause you got it fixed doesn't mean that you can still wear stilettos.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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