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Posted by danielle b on 3/05/03 at 15:18 (111907)

what is does it mean when the doctor tells you, that you need a screw and a pin in your foot. and that you have heel spurs

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Dr. David S. Wander on 3/05/03 at 17:55 (111925)

There's got to be more to your question. Often screws and pins are used during surgical procedures of the foot and ankle. These are used for dozens of different procedures from bunion surgery to major reconstructive surgeries. Therefore, if you let me know why you visited the doctor, I may have a more accurate answer for you. Apparently your doctor was looking at an x-ray of your foot/feet (I need to know why the x-rays were taken) and while he was looking at the films he noticed you had heel spurs. My advice is to forget about the spurs, because if you've got no heel pain, there is no significance, and if you do have heel pain the spurs are not usually the cause of the pain. Give me more information to get a more accurate answer.