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Old 01-03-2005, 08:55 AM   #1
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Question Bunion Surgery Vets: Questions you wish you'd asked??

Though so many points have already been addressed, I'm wondering (since my surgery is scheduled for 1/21), if you could do it again, are there any questions you wish you had asked your doc before having your bunionectomies?

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Old 01-03-2005, 09:57 AM   #2
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Re: Bunion Surgery Vets: Questions you wish you'd asked??

"How many of these procedures have you done?"
"What is your relapse/recurrence rate?"
"How likely would a recurrence be for me and what might cause it (or how do you prevent it)?"
"Is there something I could do that will speed recovery?"
"Is there something I might do that would hinder recovery or cause a relapse?"

Old 01-04-2005, 04:43 PM   #3
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Re: Bunion Surgery Vets: Questions you wish you'd asked??

"How often will I be seeing you after surgery?"
"Do you usually have your patients have physical therapy and when?"

Old 01-05-2005, 09:30 AM   #4
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Re: Bunion Surgery Vets: Questions you wish you'd asked??

After a few weeks they usually start having you bend the toe some to prevent adhesions. Ask exactly WHAT you need to do and how often. I followed my instructions to the letter except where this was concerned, and it was my misunderstanding that has caused some problems regaining mobility (but I'm getting it back now -- thank goodness, just lots of extra work!)

Good luck to you!

Old 01-05-2005, 09:48 AM   #5
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Re: Bunion Surgery Vets: Questions you wish you'd asked??

Thank you all so much! I'm really lucky to have found these boards right when I needed them.

My pod is the greatest. He's been wonderful about answering my questions - a lot of which he can't answer before operating; once he gets in there he'll see how much cartilege he has to work with and whether or not he'll be able to straighten my toe & prevent "flip-flop foot".

Keep 'em coming!

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