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Posted by cragfoot on October 13, 2000 at 23:09:42:

In Reply to: BUNION SURGERY UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA? posted by MARY on October 12, 2000 at 13:16:07:

: I recently saw a podiatrist who told me that the only way to fix my bunions was through surgery. The surgery is to require breaking the bones in each foot in order to realign each of the big toes. The surgery will also require scraping bone off the side of each foot, and fixing one hammer toe. He plans to do this surgery under local anesthesia, although he tells me that he will sedate me so that I will not even feel the needle for the local surgery or remember it. This seems like an awful lot to go through under local anesthesia. Is local anesthesia normal for this kind of surgery??

: Also, I've been reading about all of the other people who went through bunion surgery and it has been really
: helpful. Have people had problems with tendons or ligaments being overly tightened or the bones being misaligned? (Or any other problems to be aware of??)

: Any information would be really helpful and greatly appreciated! Thanks out there!

Most bunion surgeries(probably 90%) are done under local anesthesia with or without IV sedation.

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