Bunion surgery gone bad!!
I had bunion surgery on November 6 2013.
I also had a taylors bunion that was “fixed”.
My doctor said I should have my little toe straightened so we decided to go ahead and fix it at the same time.
The doctor put a pin in both toes.
The pins were removed at 12 days post-op.
I had follow-up visits with my doc every two weeks with numerous x-rays taken.
I noticed the fifth toe bones were never touching.
I asked many times why and was told he really didn’t know but maybe I should wear the surgical shoe for another couple weeks.
Finally after being put back in the shoe for the third time I got a second opinion.
On April 9, 2014 I had surgery for a nonunion of the fifth metatarsal which turned out to be a resection of the fifth metatarsal head due to avascular metatarsal necrosis.
What causes this?
Is it possible that if I had gotten it corrected sooner, this condition could have been avoided?