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Old 11-29-2010, 12:19 PM   #1
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Bunion surgery has anyone had the pin left in?

I have a pin under the skin into the bone of my big toe. he said it will remain. It appeared based on the x-ray that the pin was an inch and a half long.

Has anyone else had the pin left in permanently after surgery? This is not the pin i've been seeing with some people that is sticking out, this one is under the skin.

Old 12-08-2010, 03:40 AM   #2
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Re: Bunion surgery has anyone had the pin left in?

Umm i have a few screws inserted in the bone...between the joints. They didnt tell me very much after the surgery but saw it on the x-ray

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Old 12-08-2010, 06:37 AM   #3
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Re: Bunion surgery has anyone had the pin left in?

Yes, I have two pins - one in each foot, from my bunion surgery that have remained in my foot. The doctor said they will remain there permanently just as long as I have no trouble with them. And so far I have not had any trouble and I'm 10 months post-op on my right foot and 6 months post-op on my left foot.

Old 12-08-2010, 01:26 PM   #4
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Re: Bunion surgery has anyone had the pin left in?

Thank you guys, I appreciate the info. I was not sure how common it was to leave pins in place. However I would rather have the security of the pin then have the toe drift back. I also am kind of glad the pin is in there because 2 weeks post op I feel and put ALL the body weight onto the bad foot. Talk about panic. If the pin was not there I think i'd have done serious damage.

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