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Old 03-01-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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orthopedic surgeon who can do bunion

i am looking for a good orthopedic surgeon who can fix my bunion problem. i did the surgery in Sept 2008, the surgery TURN OUT 'SOUR', and i lost my job right after it too. My foot was 100 times WORSE than before. i wish i did not do the surgery. Now i am looking for a orthopedic surgeon who can fix the problem. Can you please help ?

 
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Re: orthopedic surgeon who can do bunion

Where are you? Or do you just want to go anywhere we suggest?

 
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Re: orthopedic surgeon who can do bunion

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Where are you? Or do you just want to go anywhere we suggest?
Hi Titchou,

i live in Toronto, Ontario Canada. i lost my job in Nov 2008, right after my bunion surgery. i have a hard time finding a new job and i don't have any health insurance benefit. Now, i'm kind of afraid, should i re-do the bunion surgery the 2nd time. The 1st surgery turned out very bad, my big toe is now crooked ( it was straight before ).

Can you please recommand a good orthopedic surgeon who can fix my bunion problem ? Thanks very much.

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Re: orthopedic surgeon who can do bunion

Sorry but I am not in Canada. Perhaps someone here is and can recommend someone. Do you not have NHS? If you can afford to come to Alabama, I recommend Dr John Gould at UAB in Birmingham.

 
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Re: orthopedic surgeon who can do bunion

elegantlady, there are many good orthopaedic surgeons in Toronto. I left that city over ten years ago, so I have lost track. I do understand that there is one at St. Mike's hospital in Toronto. I think it has been the place for orthopaedic surgery, but I don't know for sure. I know that Toronto General has a history of having good orthopods. My father had a bone graft in the 50's by a doc who made a good name for himself. Of course that is a long time ago.

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Sorry but I am not in Canada. Perhaps someone here is and can recommend someone. Do you not have NHS? If you can afford to come to Alabama, I recommend Dr John Gould at UAB in Birmingham.

 
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Re: orthopedic surgeon who can do bunion

Hi Titchou,

Thanks very much. i don't think i have the money to pay for the operation in the US norr travelling, i guess i have to keep looking for another doctor in Toronto here.
Thanks again.

 
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Hi Northwind,

Thanks very much for the information. i will check it out. Do you know of anyone who had bunion surgery before ? As for myself, i did the surgery in Nov 2008, but my foot was worse now. My family doctor said i have to re-do the surgery, i'm kind of scared. Will the next surgery make my feet worse or the doctor can correct it.

Anyway, thanks again.

 
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Re: orthopedic surgeon who can do bunion

There is a woman who has posted in here who has had that experience. She is Chubstercat. If you check her posts you will find out what she had to say. I know she had a bad bunion experience and has recently had that joint fused. Last I heard, she was doing well. The Canadian Arthritis Society has some good information too.
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Re: orthopedic surgeon who can do bunion

I had a bunion removed under a local anesthetic by a doctor in the Washington, DC area in 1984. He did "minimal incision" surgery which took about 1/2 hour. Within an hour I walked out of his office on my own power. You might want to see if any doctors in your area do this type of bunion removal.

 
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Re: orthopedic surgeon who can do bunion

Hi there,

I'm not sure if you're still looking for an orthopedic surgeon but I highly recommend Dr. Michael Kliman at St. Joseph in Etobicoke right by the Gardiner Express. You can read his reviews online and he had a 4.8/5 review the last time I checked. I'm afraid to ask where you had your first surgery done.

My first surgery was for my left foot in May 2010 and I was back at work 5 weeks later. The second surgery for the right foot was in September 2010 and I was back at work 4 weeks later. I started wearing regular shoes at 5 weeks and started walking around in boots with 2.5inch heels. by 6 weeks. Dr. Kliman gave me the nod to play sports at 2.5 months.

I get my final release from him next tuesday (March 8, 2011) to put an end to my years of bunion pain. He's a very approachable and friendly guy and you will see that he takes great pride in his work. I remember hearing him say to his assistant at the end of my first surgery to take note of the alignment and to praise how perfect it looks. If i wasn't in cloud 9 from the drugs, I would've laughed.

However, the result of how well your feet recover highly depend on you (i would say about 75-80%). If you do read all the various information all over the net, it would say this too. I was told by a specialist over a year before my surgeries that most people are iron and vitamin D deficient which greatly affects bone growth/health and was instructed to take 4X the daily value and to boost my immune system so I can be at my best for surgery as it would greatly reduce my healing time. I even turned down physio therapy (Kliman was okay with it since he saw how fast I was healing and crazy active even as a temporarily crippled person). You can flex the joint yourself in lieu of physio as long as your methods generate results. That is also the very reason I was instructed to wear heels in such a short period of time. If the pressure is tolerable, it is recommended to wear shoes with a little heel in order to add pressure with your own weight on the joint to flex.

Anyways...enough of my rambling. Hope you find all of this information usefull. Cheers!

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Re: orthopedic surgeon who can do bunion

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I had a bunion removed under a local anesthetic by a doctor in the Washington, DC area in 1984. He did "minimal incision" surgery which took about 1/2 hour. Within an hour I walked out of his office on my own power. You might want to see if any doctors in your area do this type of bunion removal.
There is a Dr. in Toronto, on Eglinton Ave. I've read about who specializes in Minimal Incision Techique, he is Dr. Sheldon H. Nadal. I'm in Niagara and am looking for someone closer. Check out his site, but I know he isn't covered under OHIP

 
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