Bunionectomy–Both feet at once?
I am due to have a long overdue bunionectomy. My left foot hurts constantly and I am unable to walk barefoot bc of the deformity affecting my second toe mtp joint. ihave 2 kids–5 months old and 21 months old, and I will have help round the clock. I am wondering if I should do both feet or just one at a time. Also, wouldlike a realistic expectation of post surgical pain. my doctor said he would have to do a proximal osteotomy on the right foot bc of the amount of deformity. This would involve cutting the proximal portion of the metatarsal and using screws to realign as well as cutting a wedge out of the prox phalanx of big toe. on left foot he felt he could do a chevron to allow for partial weight bearing on that foot (no weight bearing on right foot for 6 weeks, it will be casted)any thought? I am still nursing my baby, and I know I will need a lot of help, I am just wondering if it would be better to get it all done in one fell swoopThanks! Cherie