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Old 09-13-2007, 03:39 PM   #6
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Newport News, VA USA
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havingtea HB User
Re: problems after fusion of the big toes

I was just told today that, in addition to a bunionectomy (mod. McBride), I need to have a metarsal cuneform fusion (on first metarsal, bone going to big toe). I am really feeling squeamish about this, but I am tired of my bunion hurting and my big toe going numb after walking around for just an hour or two. I'm 56 years old, and I'm wondering if I can just live with it forever; however, the podiatrist surgeon said this was the cadillac of bunion surgery and would fix the underlying problem that helped cause the bunion. Anyone care to comment, pro or con?? With sincere thanks for your time, Linda