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Posted by kinky b. on 6/16/03 at 21:10 (122051)

hi, i am 16 and i was curious about bunions, do your think that it would be wise to get surgery on it?

Re: bunion

Dr. David S. Wander on 6/17/03 at 18:57 (122160)

It would only be wise to have surgery if you are having discomfort and have attempted conservative care such as a change of shoes, with no relief. You also must understand the actual surgical procedure performed and be realistic with your expectations and expected recovery. No doctor should talk you into bunion surgery. If it hurts, and continues to hurt, surgery is an excellent option if performed by an experienced practitioner.