... Hi there!
sorry to hear about your revision. I have used a bone stimulator too for a non-displaced fracture. Sometime I worry it will make extra bone grow too much on top of the hardware. Did you saw you surgeon thought infection risk goes up with more scar tissue? or just infection risk goes up because its a revision? (3 replies)
... he's going to put something in the site to stimulate bone growth and we will use a bone growth stimulator earlier on this time. Anything I should know about this surgery or watch out for? ... (3 replies)
... 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)
... Evidently, my sesamoids are arthritic and cheilectomy made it progress. Met with 3 orthos. One wanted to take both sesamoids out and fuse toe as it still has arthritis. Second wanted to take one sesamoid out and fuse. Third said fusion should stop movement of sesamoids, so no movement, no pain. ... (7 replies)
... e 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. ... (14 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)
... I am concerned about this because earlier this week my husband ended up at hospital emergency with extremely painful kidney stones which will need surgery as soon as the specialist can book him in. ... (12 replies)
... i never had spasams after big toe fusion surgery. ... (4 replies)
... I am scheduled to have Big Toe Fusion, just wondering how long the surgery takes. ... (1 replies)
... I'm having toe fusion surgery on June 25th on my left toe. The hemi implant put in just 6 months ago didn't work and the joint is more painful than before. ... (3 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)
... My surgery will be big toe fusion, bunionectomy and hammertoes, and am curious and hoping that you are pain free by now. ... (11 replies)
... arthritis and toe fusion surgery has been recommended as the best solution to end my pain. ... (4 replies)
... and found the information very helpful. I've now had basal joint surgery on both hands and am very satisfied. ... (6 replies)
... After big toe fusion 2nd toe does not touch the floor. ... (0 replies)
... you know, the big sandal with a rocker sole and lots of Velcro straps. ... (11 replies)
... I had a big toe fusion and bone graft in late April. On crutches for two and a half months etc. Started having more pain and swelling and redness at five months. ... (5 replies)
... did you actually have big toe fusion surgery? ... (3 replies)
... n and out post. This is a long item. It is a followup to an earlier post from 4 weeks ago. This long post is intended to help readers considering or planning toe fusion surgery. I looked for this sort of information before my own surgery and couldn't find it. ... (0 replies)