My Bunion Surgeries Made The Medical News!

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I thought I was just going for a couple of simple surgeries.

But a bunion blog reports that it actually couldn't have been more major.

According to the link, bunion surgery can be "painful and potentially lead to recurrence, infection, or over correction (which is not pretty)."

It adds that the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends this particular operation only in cases of severe pain or mobility problems.

"So one can imagine the discomfort that Village Voice writer Michael Musto must have been having," the article determines, sagely.

I know! You can only imagine!

"Apparently it was so bad that double bunion surgery was necessary," it concludes.

That's right, babycakes!

And if they recur, I guess I'll just buckle down and do it again.

(God, I'm kind of butch after all.)



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15 comments
Sheldon Nadal D.P.M.
Sheldon Nadal D.P.M.

Before consenting to traditional hospital surgery for painful foot problems such as bunions, hammer toes and bone spurs, one should look at alternatives such as minimally invasive foot surgery. Using this technique, also called ambulatory foot surgery, a podiatrist is able to work through very small openings in the skin using specialized instrumentation designed for this type of work. This can result in less post-operative pain, swelling and disability due to less soft tissue trauma. These procedures can be performed in an office, under local anesthesia, and, in most cases, casts and crutches are not necessary. People often find that they can get back to many of their normal activities quicker.

For more information you may visit my website www.footcare.net as well as the website of the Academy of Foot and Ankle Surgery www.aafas.org

Sincerely,Sheldon Nadal D.P.M.Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

VonD
VonD

Feel better, la Musto. BTW, what causes bunions? Can you avoid them in the future?

Jeffg166
Jeffg166

No more six inch stilettos for you.

Regla Figueredo
Regla Figueredo

I hope you get well soon & be back on your feet your got my blessing my friend :)

Daffyd
Daffyd

I love that you made the bunion news!

Rhythm Agnes
Rhythm Agnes

All this bunion drama is seriously nauseating me.

MSpeer
MSpeer

Best comment of the day!

Musto
Musto

Everything online says they're the result of wearing tight shoes, but my doctor said they're actually hereditary.

Shannonwithers
Shannonwithers

They are actually hereditary- there is a bunion doctor who actually performs pain free bunion removal.  Check him out at www.drmoy.com!

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