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botched foot surgery

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  • Posted By: Ruthanna
  • October 15, 2007
  • 00:54 AM

I am in my 60's and in good health. However, two years ago, I let
a podiatrist do surgery on my left foot: (two toes were mildly
contracted: he removed the joints of the 2nd and 3rd toes).....
in the mistaken certainty that these two straightened toes (now
without joints ) would fix the problem. The toes are much worse:
the two toes without joints slap against the shoe, and it's changed
the dynamic of the entire foot. All the toes on the left foot have
open areas (skin breakdown) from bumping against each other,
and I can't wear a closed toe shoe.
The podiatrist is in the Kaiser Oakland system. How can I get rid
of this podiatrist and find a really competent podiatrist in the
Kaiser system?. I would never trust this Pod to do any more
"corrective ""surgery.. He is now conceding that the surgery was
a mistake....my basic problem: finding a smart surgeon to undo as much
of the damage as possible.
Please, please give suggestions. My toes are in pain and I'm not
able to resume my duties as RN.

Thanks, Ruthanna


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