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most of what i have read on the internet about surgery has not been good. how often is this surgery done and how many cases turn out that the problem is worse? i am getting ready to have this done and now i wish i had not read anything on the internet about it help!

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  1. i had bunion surgery at a veterans hospital. it was very painful for a long time afterwards. i hope you have about 3 months to recover. trying to get around a little, your foot will swell quickly so you have to sit and elevate your leg.it was first put in a removeable plastic cast, but after a month they decieded to put it in a hard cast. the cast rubbed on the incision and became excrutiating after two days.ihad to cut the cast off, it had caused a deep infection in the incision.needless to say they were not happy. then they put me in a velcro boot so as not to bend the toe. at least i am able to remove it as needed.now my bunion had bothered me many years toe would not bend backward , shoes would squeeze on it , could not walk far and especially if i bumped it or dropped something on it, the pain was excrutiating.its still been three mos. most of the pain has gone,but now the toe is fused and doesn’t bend.i still can’t do much walking so i cannot say if it was all worth it.make sure you are able to get prescription pain relievers as long as you need them, over the counter will be worthless. basically i would say if it doesn’t really bother much don’t do it.this is my experience so far perhaps it will be better for you….good luck.

  2. What and where is it you have read about bunion surgery that has you upset? I suppose you could make this statement about any medical treatment or surgery. There will always be people who are unhappy with anything. I can not give you statistics about the number of procedure done and outcomes. I can tell you that bunion surgery is performed competently and frquently by many podiatrists. Think about this- if it was harming so many people, why would we do it? Besides, from a practice standpoint, that would be bad for business.You need to talk to your doctor and get your concerns addressed.Good luck.

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