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Crooked big toe (still) - after bunionectomy

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Unregistered, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest


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    I had a rt foot bunionectomy w/ osteotomy on June 1, 2009. I have what still looks like a bunion bump that doesn't look to much different than the other foot that hasn't had surgery! I have seen the xrays, so I know there is no bump left there. Is it possible it is all still swollen - even when I get up 1st thing in the morning?

    When I first went to the foot ortho for foot pain, he suggested I should consider surgery because they will only get worse.

    Also, at that time my big toe was drastically pointing right - in toward, and would sit a bit under, the second toe. The second toe would be raised slightly because of it and I would get blisters and calluses on the top of the 2nd toe. I was led to believe that after the surgery this would be corrected also, but it actually seems worse now! For the first month 1/2 after surgery I had to wear an ace bandage wrapped in a way that helped to keep my big toe straighted. Obviously that didn't help. After the wrap came off to do my toe excercises the toe would go right back over to the right.

    I thought I read somewhere that something had to be done with the tendons as well to get the big toe to straighten up a bit. Does that sound right?

    I am just really discouraged to not see any changes after going through all this!

    Please let me know if anyone else out there has this problem and if I should be concerned that my dr didn't doing everything he was suppose to do while he was "in there".

    Thanks!
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    Get a copy of your preoperative and postoperative x-rays from your doctor, back-light them well, take a GOOD digital photo of them and post them on this site.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2009
  3. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I also had a bunionectomy and my foot is worse now than before inasmuch as screws were not put in place.
     
  4. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    hello...I'm wondering if you still haven't seen any improvements. I just recently had a bunionectomy on both feet and I don't see improvements either. Mine were not severe but the bump is almost exactly like before. Doctor say it can be swelling but it feels hard like a bone. He didn't have to put any screws, just shaved the bone since they were mild bunions. Please let me know your progress, I'm becoming discouraged, especially having to go through the entire thing and seeing no results.
     
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  6. Catnann

    Catnann Guest

    My daughter had surgery in October 2018 for a severe bunion on her left foot. Dr used a pin in the joint in the ball of the foot due to separation. The bunion is straighter but the toe is still turning in drastically. She has problem with 2nd toe as you described stacking on top of big toe. Shes using a separator like she did before surgery. I thought the dr would have fixed the other toe also. I'm wondering the answer too.
     
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