The more extreme pain for this patient was the pain of the sore on her hammertoe, directly caused by the left deformed big toe rubbing against it. Under a diagnosis of Left Hallux Valgus, she was recommended for surgery. Her procedure was listed as: Left Austin/Akin, Left #2 Hammertoe correction.
Out-patient surgery was performed on October 17, 2018. Below is a slideshow of photos of pre-operative and post operative conditions. After surgery her foot was sutured, gauzed, and a small boot was used. After approximately 6.5 hours after surgery she was instructed to cut along a pre-made line on the gauze to relieve pressure. She was to keep the boot on, and use crutches with no weight bearing on the foot for 5 days, and not to get it wet. She had a follow-up appointment with her surgeon five days after surgery. She photos at five days below.
Note photos of the different size boots used directly after surgery, to a larger one starting five days after surgery.
The surgeon said the foot looked very good, on October 22, 2018. The patient reported very little pain or discomfort. On a pain scale of 1-10, she chose #2. I will post follow up photos in upcoming weeks to show improvements at suture lines. The patient is required to go to follow-up appointments every two weeks, 4 more times.