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no, it is not your fault the surgery site got infected
infection and abscess is a risk for surgery.
the foot is a hard place to keep clean.
there is a lot of bacteria on the skin and floor and during the summer infection in the foot is common after surgery.
it was the infection and abscess which caused the problem, not your failure to follow instructions of weight bearing or not.
clean socks and clean floors are needed to prevent foot infections.
it can be hard to clean after surgery.
I hope the infection is better now.
let me know if you have questions.
yes, first ray instability would show up on an xray of the foot and toes.
slight lateral subluxation means a slight misalignment of the bones towards the side
let me know if you have other questions.
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