I went to a surgeon as a rigid second toe was making it to painful for me to wear any shoes other than trainers.
The bunionectomy was he said to be essential as my mild hallux valgus would push further over against a flaccid second toe and become severe post 2nd toe repair...
Surgery November 2001
Slow recovery, but never to full use of my foot as the first toe joint remained stiff and somewhat painful.
Physiotherapy for a while but little significant improvement.
November 2002 pain increased. Finally saw the surgeon in Feb 2003.
He says the blood supply to the distal end of MT 1 was disrupted, the bone has collapsed, the securing pin is now pushing into the joint space, and there is debris in the joint space.
The plan is to remove the pin, open up the joint space to clean out the debris, and hope this leaves me free of pain.

Do you know of success or failure following this intervention, or any other approach that might be considered?

I am 61, normally very active at gym, walking in the countryside, and live in a city which requires walking a lot and at speed (my norm).


Posted By catherine on February 27, 2003 at 03:26:14:

In Reply to: BUNIONECTOMY posted by MEL on September 17, 2002 at 13:09:20:

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