Nov. 18th Taking both meds. Foot is a little more sore than it was yesterday because it was numb then. The boot hurts like HELL and it’s almost impossible to sleep with it on, but I was told that I MUST sleep with it for a min. of two weeks. I swear I had to take the pain meds in order to wear that damn boot! Someone is working HARD for treats! I think that they’re seriously bored because they don’t see mommy in bed this much. Singh D, Dudkiewicz I. Lengthening osteotomy of the iatrogenic short first metatarsal. JBJS 2004 87B (Supp III) 382 ( Israel Orthopaedic Association). Website
In the January’s issue of Orthopedics magazine there is a paper which presents the results of more widely used method of correction of hallux valgus – the so- called Scarf osteotomy. The authors, Aly TA, Mousa W. and Elsallakh S. analyze the results of surgery they performed even after 3 years. The assumptions characterizing this kind of operation are a few dozen years old. Nowadays, thanks to the availability of special equipment, it is possible to fully apply this treatment. As the authors say, the results are promising. Below is a hallux valgus deformity (blue arrow) with the big toe under lapping the second toe. HOW DOES IT OCCUR
Sit down on the ground and bend your knees at a 45-degree angle so that your feet are flat on the floor. Contract your foot muscles so that the bottom of your foot curves a bit. Hold the contraction for three seconds. Relax and do this exercise 10 times. Take a 30-second break and repeat the set. You Might Also Like Big Toe Stretch Atrophy! Not that I would have changed my mind at all, but its impt to know esp. When you’re an athlete or althletic person. All of the women in my family have horrible bunions. Are there any exercises that can ward off or help bunions?
Closure of the intermetatarsal (IM) angle should not be the primary reason to select a particular surgical procedure. Experience and the literature support the fact that a basilar osteotomy of the first metatarsal will only reduce the IM angle 3 to 4 degrees. In addition, it provides relative elongation of the metatarsal and increases the proximal articular set angle (PASA), creating a “tighter” joint with dorsal jamming on weightbearing. This may necessitate additional distal procedures to reduce these complications. It is also well known that base osteotomies commonly elevate the metatarsal even after periods of nonweightbearing.
For the first few days after surgery, the AAOS advises keeping your foot elevated and applying ice as your doctor recommends. According to Bunion Surgery Recovery, you should stay off your feet for 3 to 5 days after your surgery. The AAOS advises using a walker, cane or crutches to get around. Follow your doctor’s recommendations exactly for any medications you have been given. Signs of Infection Figure 1. The two cannulated screws with the same design. a) The titanium screw (Fracture compressing screw, Königsee Implantate GmbH, Am Sand 4, 07426 Allendorf, Germany), b) MAGNEZIX® Compression Screw (Syntellix AG Schiffgraben 11, 30159 Hannover, Germany). Study design