I thought I would take the time to come back and post on here. I haven't read messages on this board since I was in hospital and I felt sick at the time reading them, I felt so depressed thinking about the future. That was 11 months ago!
Ok so a quick summary: my accident was 01/02/2014 (that's Feb for me) and I crushed (lots of tiny pieces, no small fractures) BOTH... (60 replies)
I'm new to the board - this is my first post! I thought I would take the time to come back and post on here. I haven't read messages on this board since I was in hospital and I felt sick at the time reading them, I felt so depressed thinking about the future. That was 11 months ago!
Ok so a quick summary: my accident was 01/02/2014 (that's Feb for me) and I crushed... (12 replies)
... Is it reasonable that removal of my big toe hardware might be helpful? ... (1 replies)
... op with a fusion at the base of my big toe with hardware in there. I've been allowed to bear weight from week 2, heel walking mostly. Mine is still pinching week 5 and I don't want to walk on it! ... (11 replies)
... After perfect fusion I feel something weird under my big toe. When I touch it I feel hardware and it hurts, very localized. Could it be a pin? ... (8 replies)
... he best way to go. He did say that 2 percent will still have pain after the fusion and nothing can be done about it and 5 percent end up with an infection in the toe which would require another surgery and removing the hardware then treating the infection and put the hardware back in. ... (8 replies)
... I crushed my foot in a car crash. Had major reconstruction and numerous hardware put in.That was 7 years ago.I too can't move my big toe.Still have chronic pain in my foot.I am too searching for help. ... (7 replies)
... worse and more frequent. By July of this year, I had had enough of the increasing pain, and new xrays and the very limited range of motion remaining in my right big toe indicated fusion surgery was necessary. ... (12 replies)
... week mark of having my left big toe fused. These message boards have helped me understand some of the things I experienced, so I thought I'd share my experiences too. ... (162 replies)
... infection of my fusion with MRSA, months of antibiotics via IV infusion, failure of the fusion and removal of the hardware and some bone. I am electing not to do another fusion right now because my foot is what my doctor calls a "stable nonunion. ... (162 replies)
... Me again. I "pulled the plug" and had the hardware removed from my left foot on May 12 after five months of pain and swelling. ... (162 replies)
... hello Debbie_g,
This is my first time fusion of the big toe (I had forefoot reconsturction, RA). I have 2 screws, no plate. Is it always necessary to remove hardware? SHould I expect another operation to remove screws? - Oh, I have enough depressions and uncertainty already, since my cast was removed 2 month ago. I don't think I can stand another operation...
Vicky (21 replies)
... union on my big toe. ... (33 replies)
... hi dancing feet, the hardware is only removed if it is irritating the toe. it is a metal plate and screws. i am going to have the plate removed because its hurting my big toe on top. ... (33 replies)
... From what I have heard, all of this is pretty normal. I wouldn't be too concerned at this point. It can sometimes take bone longer to fuse. And removing hardware is something that is done every day. I'd do as he says and give it more time. ... (3 replies)
... After my bunion and hammertoe surgery my big toe did not bend, I had pain under the second toe and between big toe and the 2nd toe. It turned out that I had hullux limitus and destroyed joint. Was told that the fusion will solve my pain. ... (2 replies)
... It seems as if I had the same operation. Waiting for my fusion to connect but right now I have soreness and redness at times. Some days the foot is ok, others red and burning. I never know what pain I'll end up with. You say you're doing well now, how long would you say I should wait to expect painless days? It's been 3 months, I was thinking one year? Please confirm. (8 replies)
... You need to wait a year to have the hardware removed in a 1st MTP fusion. They have to make sure the bone is fused. ... (4 replies)
... i had my hardware removed. but my ortho said to wait a year. ... (8 replies)
... It's common to have hardware removed later. I'd go see my surgeon and have him take a look. ... (8 replies)