Post-Bunionectomy Screw Removal
I had an austin bunionectomy in May, and due to the pain the screw was causing, I had it surgically removed last Thursday. I didn't really know what to expect, and had a hard time finding any previous posts about this topic, so I wanted to share my experience in hopes it may help others...
The total surgery time was 12 minutes, and I have not experienced any post-op pain. It is more of an uncomfortable, sore feeling at the incision area than a true pain. Needless to say, I have not even had to take tylenol.
I had my post-op appt today with my pod, and got to see mt foot unbandaged for the first time. There is very minor swelling and bruising around the incision area, but aside from that, the rest of my foot is normal. I pressed on the spot on the bottom of my foot that had been causing so much pain for months, and nothing - it is completely gone! I only have to elevate and ice as needed, and have basically no restrictions at this point.
I was worried at first that having the screw removed would set me back in my recovery process (foot would swell up all over again, pain would be back, etc.), but I feel 100 times better than I did before. I am very relieved that the pain is finally gone and I get to go back to work tomorrow. If anyone is contemplating getting the screw removed due to pain it is causing, I would highly recommend it!