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Bunion Regrowth

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by K-La, Aug 6, 2008.

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  1. K-La

    K-La Guest


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    At a very young age, I began to have foot problems that interfered with everyday life, including high school sports. At the age of 15 I decided that the pain was too intense for me to deal with anymore, so we consulted a Podiatrist. The first one told me that I should live with the pain and I am too young to have surgery. The second one I visited said that he is very willing to perform surgery and no one should have to deal with that pain, especially at my age. So, I underwent surgery on both feet and on both sides of my feet. Now that I am 19, I am dealing with bunion problems again. It seems to be coming back and is very prominent on my right foot. Is this why the first foot dr. turned me down, because he knew that they would come back? What are the chances that people's bunions do come back even with in three to four years? Is there something I did that allowed them to come back? Finally, would a second surgery do any good?
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    Not every surgery for any condition on any part of the body is routinely successful, but properly selected and properly performed bunion surgeries have a statistically high rate of success. Barring unanticipated complications, most cases of recurrence of the bunion deformity after surgery are the result of either an inadequately performed procedure or a type of procedure poorly chosen for the nature of the bunion being treated, such that all of the particulars of the deformity are not completely address. But I would have no way of knowing if that has any relevance to your individual situation. Although sometimes I deem it advisable for my post-surgical bunion patients to wear orthotic supports, ordinarily, there are no particular actions that a patient must take after full healing of the surgery in order to prevent a recurrence. As with any failed surgery, a re-operation or revision may be a consideration depending on the specifics of the problem and the cause of the recurrence. That is a decision that you and your doctor must make.
     
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