Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
164 Doctors are Online

Had bunion surgery, arthritis and hammer toe, doctor have to insert a tendon through the toe

I had bunion surgery May 2012, and now I have developed arthritis and a hammer toe. The doctor wants to go in and take a piece of the bone out of the big toe and put the tendon through that toe so the big toe can lay flat. Should that have occurred after having the bunion removed. The incision healed and it is under the big toe.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Oct 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  27
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
After a surgery for bunion, there can be a deviation of the toe if arthritis develops in the toe. The surgical repair that your doctor has advised will help in decreasing the discomfort.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
drtayal72@gmail.com
Answered: Sun, 13 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor