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    Old 11-22-2009, 01:21 AM   #1
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    Unhappy Post (Lapidus) Bunionectomy (8 week) worries

    I had Lapidus surgery Sept 28. Surgeon wanted me to have a big toe fusion b/c of severity of bunion and arthritis from previous surgery.. I begged for Lapidus instead--mid-rear fusion.

    NOW post surgery.....Big toe is down, stiff, numb, and crosses under other toes---(hammertoes corrected). 2nd toe shortened. Surgeon said that in order to get my bones on bottom of foot in correct placement to bear weight evenly --- that placement could not have been modified ---and the toe came with it....he knew the joint was pretty arthritic-- he really cleared scar tissue/wedge cut etc....however, it is very stiff .

    Before surgery I fell more often....Only a small part of my foot really bore weight and touched the ground (it twisted up). So if I lost balance jogging down a hill on an uneven surface - I couldn't recover as easily. but how will I walk if my toe trips me?

    Also wondered if anyone had fevers? Or bleeding with pin removal. I was sick 2 days before pin removal with some red tracking and heat. A lot of blood came out with one of the pins (forcefully!) and if there was an infection that cleared it. Annie

    Thanks in advance!

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