Re: Screw Removal after lapidus procedure
I didn't have a lapidus bunionectomy, but I did recently have 3 screws removed from my foot. It's not "nothing" but it certainly isn't as bad as having them put in. My discharge instructions said back to work after 2 days as pain and swelling allow. I had a few stitches and went on pain meds for a couple days and used my walker for about 4 days. One of my incisions was directly on my heel, so hence the walker. They give you a special shoe to wear after so it doesn't irritate the stitches. I had my stitches out after 13 days. My foot is a million times more comfy without the screws and stitches. Glad I had it done.
Good luck to you!
"All American Procedure" surgery April 4, 2011
Hardware removal July 14, 2011