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Posted by cragfoot on November 01, 2000 at 15:53:51:

In Reply to: bunion surgery and toe nails not growing back posted by Elisa on October 31, 2000 at 10:36:26:

: I had a bunionectomy and osteotomy(where they had to cut the bone also because mine was so bad). i have to be on crutches with a cast for up to 8 weeks. It's been almost 4 weeks now and I've noticed that my toe nails are not growing back. Does anyone know why? Does it have something to do with the healing process? I still have 3 pins in my foot. I'm just starting to get a little nervous.Any feedback would be great!!!
It's common for toenails to temporarily stop growing or grow
very slowly after stress to the body, or body area.
They can temporarily stop after surgery, or a heart attack, etc.

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