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... I had my right big toe fused on Oct 28, 2009. It was a really hard decision to make. I got new orthotics the year before, and spent a ton of money on comfy shoes. ... (28 replies)
... I had my left big toe fused on 20 November 2008. ... (28 replies)
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... Several months after the last of two failed foot surgeries to fix my Hallux Varus, I developed intense pain and swelling. It also was apparent that my big toe had shrunk. My podiatrist told me my toe "collapsed," and he'd never seen this before. He said the only recourse was to do a bone fusion. ... (2 replies)
Big Toe Fusion
Sep 27, 2013
... I have rheumatoid arthritis and am having my right big toe fused in three weeks. Also having other reconstructive work on my other toes and a tendon cut in my calf. I am so frightened about all of this. ... (0 replies)
... When I had my big toe fused, my OS took the bone graft from my ankle, and as the big toe area was painful, I never felt any pain in the ankle. ... (8 replies)
... After big toe fusion 2nd toe does not touch the floor. ... (0 replies)
... Have you had your big toe fused yet? ... (3 replies)
... I had my big toe fused in October 2009, and last year I walked in a two day, 60 kilometre walk for cancer. I NEVER would have been able to do that prior to surgery. ... (3 replies)
... I've been reading a lot of threads with people that have had big toe fusions. ... (6 replies)
... hard to answer your questions. when i had my big toe fused i was nwb with a cast for 12 weeks. i then went into a walking boot for 4 weeks. your dr will know best. ... (1 replies)
Big toe fusion
Apr 4, 2012
... Hi Crissi, I had my big toe fused on October 28, 2009. Last summer, I walked in a cancer walk that was two days and 60 kms. We walked 35 kms the first day, and 25 the second. ... (16 replies)
Big toe fusion
Apr 4, 2012
... Just had my big toe fused, because of pain which impacted on my back pain due to walking on my heels. I have read some of the downsides to this operation. ... (16 replies)
Big toe fusion
Feb 10, 2012
... I had big toe fusion with three screws and a plate done at USC here in LA and I was walking in wide athletic shoes within three weeks of surgery (no crutches needed). It is now week 20 and all the sensativity in my toe is almost gone, things are 97 % normal. I'm back on the cross trainer at the gym (did the bike for weeks 4-12) and can wear almost all my shoes. The whole... (9 replies)
... i have had my big toe fused nearly 2 years ago and i am still having problems now i am wondering if having the screw removed would help? ... (3 replies)
... Your post has given me a lot of information. I had my big toe fused on 16th Sept. 2011 with a rod and six screws. I am in the 4th week now post surgery. ... (12 replies)
Big toe fusion
Aug 13, 2011
... :wave:Thank you so much for your response, I have been putting more ice on my foot and it has helped swelling. Did your doctor say when you would perhaps be able to walk or wear a shoe? I am afraid because I have a job where I stand and walk for 8hrs a day. I am hoping to be able to withstand that. Thanks again for your response, it was helpful!!:) (9 replies)
Big toe fusion
Aug 10, 2011
... I had the metatarsal and tarsal of my big toe fused along with other procedures about the same time as you. From previous surgeries on my knees I know it can take several months for swelling to go down.... ... (9 replies)
Big toe fusion
Aug 10, 2011
... I had my big toe fused with 3 screws on 5/26/11, I had two non weight bearing cast for 10 wks, now I have a walking boot. I am experiencing some pain and foot swelling. I know, I have to be patient with healing, but does anybody have any insight on how long it normally takes to walk on foot and swelling to go down?:dizzy: (9 replies)
... hi, glad to hear you are going to an ortho. i had a failed bunionectomy so i wound up having my big toe fused. i have no more pain and it will be 6 years. i am totally active. i dont know the answers to your other questions. everybody is different. ... (8 replies)

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