re: POST CHEVRON BUNIONECTOMY

I AM 17 DAYS POST-OP FROM A BUNIONECTOMY AND OSTEOTOMY WITH A DISOLVABLE PIN IN THE FIRST METATARSAL. (DEFINITELY HEREDITARY AS MY MOTHER AND I HAVE EXACT BUNIONS) I AM A REGISTERED NURSE AND HAVE ALWAYS WORN CORRECT, WIDE TOE BOX SHOES..NOT ONE MUCH FOR POINTY OR HIGH HEELS OTHER THAN AN OCC WEDDING. BIG DECISION, LOTS OF RESEARCH AND GLAD I HAD IT DONE. I WILL HAVE THE LEFT ONE DONE PROBABLY NEXT YEAR. FIRST 3 DAYS NWB, CRUTCHES FOR BATHROOM ONLY, NEXT 5 DAYS PWB WITH CRUTCHES, AND FINALLY STITCHES OUT, FWB AND SPECIAL SHOE. ICE AND ELEVATION ARE NOW MY BEST FRIENDS.....I DO HAVE A QUESTION ON THOUGHTS OF MEDERMA FOR SCARS, ( MY DOC HAS NO FAITH IN IT) AND ALSO APPROXIMATELY WHEN NUMBNESS WILL SUBSIDE AND FLEXIBILITY ( KNOWING FULL WELL NOT 100% FLEXIBILITY OF THE GREAT TOE IS ALWAYS 100%) THOUGHT I'D ASK THE DR. OF THIS FORUM AS WELL AS ANY OTHER POST-OPS THEIR EXPERIENCE? THANKS, TRISHA.

Posted By trisha on March 01, 2005 at 15:52:36:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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