... Hi! I had a fusion on my big toe in October. At 6 weeks, there was no sign of fusion yet. I just went back to the doctor recently and found out I have broken my hardware. I have a CT scan scheduled to see if there's any bone growth now. ... (2 replies)
... scare me, a lot of hardware in a little space. Were you NWB for a long time. I think I can heel walk after a few weeks in an air cast. Who would have thought a toe could cause so many problems. ... (7 replies)
... The condition tends to get worse. Just before the surgery, I couldn't take any walks. Even a 10 min. walk was a problem. Also, once you are no longer flexible, the surgery becomes even more involved then it already is. There is all kinds of information on the internet about PTTD surgery.
The most important thing for me was finding a board certified foot and ankle orthopedic... (14 replies)
... OP never responded to her post so wonder what happened. I am 6 weeks post op. Great toe fusion with three hammer toes fused and metatarsals shortened. ... (6 replies)
... I am 9 month post-op from the same surgery. 56 yr old female with arthritis.... The doctor can answer you question about heel height when you have fused the bone.
I can get away with a inch to inch and a half comfortably now but I don't want to push it no further.
Your foot will tell you right quick like what it will stand and when you go past the comfort height. It hurts... (3 replies)
... i am scheduled to have Big Toe Fusion on Friday. I'm 62, in extremely good health. I have had problems with my right foot for about 6 years after falling out of a SUV and landing on my toes. ... (3 replies)
... My surgery will be big toe fusion, bunionectomy and hammertoes, and am curious and hoping that you are pain free by now. ... (11 replies)
... I just had the right foot big toe fusion with a graft from my heel ... ... (16 replies)
... you know, the big sandal with a rocker sole and lots of Velcro straps. ... (11 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)
... weeks most definitely. Not driving is also a big deal. But I can tell this will work out in the long term. ... (16 replies)
... I have certainly learned alot from reading other posts on this board, but I would also like to get feedback on my question of whether to have big toe fusion or the implant. ... (16 replies)
... I am six weeks (nearly seven) post big toe fusion surgery, and have been trying to find information (without success) about why it is necessary to keep your foot elevated and stay off your feet as much as possible for such a long period of time. Is it simply to alleviate pain and swelling (as one source told me), or does 'excessive' walking or standing contribute towards... (12 replies)
... I am so very sorry for everything you have been through. I can relate to the questions you are asking about toe fusion because I myself was extremely nervous as well. I will give you some background on what I went through. ... (22 replies)
... In aug 2007 I had my first surgery for a bunion. I did not have pain but was recommended by my doctor to have it done now, if I let it go much longer my recovery will be worse. Well my recovery was horrible anyway. I had the lapidus procedure done. ... (22 replies)
... i dont think i can answer you because i didnt have the same thing as you. i had big toe fusion on the joint. my toe sticks up about 10 degrees. i was in a hard cast for 10 weeks and then went into a walking boot for 4 weeks. ... (10 replies)
... bad oesteoarthritis in the left big toe ball of foot joint. ... (21 replies)
... for big toe fusion surgery. ... (6 replies)
... Hi there Toefusion in ny!
I'm wondering how you are doing at this point in your recovery? I can really relate to grieving the loss of independence and not doing recreational activities that you used to enjoy! It can be frustrating.
I'm 5 weeks post surgery and it feels like 5 MONTHS!! I'm encouraged in that my general pain level is way down, but I don't seem to have... (16 replies)
... I'm smiling at your question about the surgeon. The surgeon is as good as can be, but you won't catch him making any promises. When we decided to do a fusion I asked, how will I be able to walk without bending that toe? ... (16 replies)