... 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)
... I have read much and not posted on this board in a very long time. Thanks for all your stories and advice.
I am set to have a revision of my MTP (big toe) fusion on Feb 15th. It's a non-union and the metal plate is broken as well, so no real choice there. My surgeon said she's going to put something in the site to stimulate bone growth and we will use a bone growth... (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)
... Never NWB because you basically are in the Aircast- as you have found out it doesn't put pressure on that joint. So I walked into the house fromthe hospital. I did borrow a walker which helped me learn to navigate with the air cast on with an ice pack on top of it for the first couple of days. But I was done with it pretty shortly....None of my surgeons have believed in NWB... (7 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)
... there really wasn't any pain but I felt run over by a Mack truck. I've had 5 foot surgeries, gb removed, deviated septum repair, tonsils out as an adult and the fusion was the longest and worst recovery. 3 months in the Air cast boot, one in a surgical shoe, 6 weeks in an ugly pair of solid sole shoes was almost unbearable. ... (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)
... Fusion was very successful and I did have the hardware out. Very glad that I did. The fusion however did not impact the sesamoids so I am unsure how that would help you. Have you discussed removal instead? ... (7 replies)
... Scheduled for fusion Jan 12 even though not have a lot of pain in joint per se. ... (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)
... I am scheduled to have Big Toe Fusion, just wondering how long the surgery takes. ... (1 replies)
... I can walk, but have pain with every step. Had arthritis in big toe joints both feet. Can't image doing this all over on the second foot. Any ideas? ... (2 replies)
... I live in the Seattle area and need a big toe fusion for hallux rigidus. Anyone know a skilled podiatrist or OS in the Seattle area? ... (3 replies)
... I had my big toe fusion on December 30, 2013. ... (4 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)
... Hi, any input would be very helpful. I had right foot big toe fusion 6 months ago, I was religious about no weight bearing for 6 weeks, went back with x rays and I left the office walking, it was all good. ... (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)
... Looking for some info on my recent big toe fusion...I am 8 days post op and wonder when the say "heel" weight bearing only if anyone else has had this ? ... (0 replies)
... After big toe fusion 2nd toe does not touch the floor. ... (0 replies)