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How long will it take for my knuckle bone in the pinky toe to be removed in surgery and how long is the recovery time?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: 15 minutes

To perform the surgery.
Stitches are moved at about 14 days. You can walk immediately but in a surgical shoe.

In brief: 15 minutes

To perform the surgery.
Stitches are moved at about 14 days. You can walk immediately but in a surgical shoe.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: Surgery

As said the actual time is usually 10-15 minutes for an arthroplasty.
If pin fixation is used it will take a little longer. Healing time for is usually 10-14 days for skin healing time. If bone fusion is needed this can take 4-6 weeks

In brief: Surgery

As said the actual time is usually 10-15 minutes for an arthroplasty.
If pin fixation is used it will take a little longer. Healing time for is usually 10-14 days for skin healing time. If bone fusion is needed this can take 4-6 weeks
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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In brief: 10-15

Surgical time to correct your toe deformity should take the surgeon about 10-15minutes.
The total operation time is about 30 minutes or so. As far as recovery, 4 weeks until you can get back to normal shoe gear. Remember that even though this is minor surgery, a bone is remove and bone takes time to heal. Swelling is also very important so please rest after the surgery.

In brief: 10-15

Surgical time to correct your toe deformity should take the surgeon about 10-15minutes.
The total operation time is about 30 minutes or so. As far as recovery, 4 weeks until you can get back to normal shoe gear. Remember that even though this is minor surgery, a bone is remove and bone takes time to heal. Swelling is also very important so please rest after the surgery.
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