"I had a screw removed from my toe"

About: Northern General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

Fourteen years ago I had an operation on both big toes for removal of bunions. At the time the big toe was fused to a screw inserted. Over the years the screws have moved, resulting in the screws being removed. The right was removed under general anaesthetic approximately ten years ago. The left was removed in April under local anaesthetic. There were no problems at all and the stitches were removed one week later. I was wearing normal shoes within four days after operation. Having arrived in hospital at 7.00am I was back home by 11.30am.

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