Re: Fibial Sesamoid removal
Hey Chubstercat, I remember you from when I had surgery 3 yrs. ago last May. I'm not sure if my info will be helpful, but I think it may be. I saw my podiatrist a year after bunion surgery, to examine my other foot. My Doc mentioned how great my post-surgery foot looked/worked, and I agreed. He mentioned he had removed one of the sesamoid bones during surgery, which he said he routinely does to help big toe recovery and for comfort. I'm sorry to say I don't know which sesamoid bone he removed (I believe there are two) but I hope my story will give you some encouragement. My original surgery was a bunionectomy on both sides of my right foot. I'm doing great, and planning to have the other foot done (same procedure with possible addition of another procedure to fix the darn arthritis in the big toe) next summer. I hope your surgery will be the one that does the trick and relieves the pain. Good Luck!