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... 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)
... 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. ... (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)

... The plate and screws definitely 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. ... (7 replies)
... ecovery. 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. And then to have to have the hardware out because two screws were damaging two nerves... ... (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)
... titchou- I believe I followed you after your cheilectomy. You also ended up with a fusion? I had a cheilectomy in Sept 2015 and it never got better. Major pain under ball of foot, maybe sesamoids? Scheduled for fusion Jan 12 even though not have a lot of pain in joint per se. Every step is very painful on ball of foot, so they say if they fuse, the sesamoids won't move... (7 replies)
... In June I had surgery to fuse my right big toe joint and a 3 inch metal plate along with 6 screws placed. Just within the past few weeks the top of my big toe has begun to turn inward. I have been seeing a Chiropractor for the immense left hip pain I have been having due to the limping and gait issues I have developed. ... (7 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)
Fusion of Big Toe
Feb 20, 2010
... 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)




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