... 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)
... 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)
... but now I don't feel that I can enjoy my very active life. My other foot now hurts at the big toe joint as well ... There is no way that I can return to my job .... I need to be able to walk long distances all the time ... ... (16 replies)
... Thanks for reply .... Just about everything about this is tough. ...I absolutely hate the cast as I can't sleep and now my other foot hurts in the big toe joint. I also do not want another cast next week for any reason ... ... (16 replies)
... Hello, this is my first post on your board after doing a good bit of reading on the forums concerning big toe surgeries. ... (3 replies)
... I had an implant done in Dec 2009 and in March 2011 I had the implant removed and had my MTP joint fused, with a bone graft. ... (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)
... Let's just say I'm looking forward to the day when it doesn't even cross my mind that I had toe fusion surgery performed! ... (63 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)
... all your questions sound so familiar. it seems so many people have this problem with the big toe joint and yet i have never personally met anyone so i could bend their ear and get some info, so these forums are so interesting to me. ... (28 replies)
... You need to take a deep breath and then put this guy on hold. From what you are saying you have hallux rigidus. You probably have a bump on top of the toe joint. This condition is commonly called runner's toe, tennis toe, turf toe, etc. ... (8 replies)
... What I have learned about the Keller is that it addresses the loss of cartilege and arthritis in the joint. When you see my xrays, there is almost no joint space left at all. I was told that the cheilectomy will remove the spurs but as the big toe joint moves it's rubbing bone on bone.... ... (10 replies)
... I am so thankful I did this, and am very impressed with the recovery time, the healing time and most important I am no longer in pain, after all this is my third surgery, the first surgery with pins that went wakko in my toes and fusion. ... (5 replies)
... There are different kinds of osteotomies so be sure to get more specific information about which one and why. I had a cheilectomy with osteotomy on the left big toe. The osteotomy was to remove the bump on the top of the toe that impeded the movement of the toe. So, that was needed. ... (5 replies)
... Foot surgery takes a long time to fully heal from what I understand. A colleague of mine had the same procedure I had, from the same surgeon. ... (9 replies)
... I had fusion on the right Oct 2008 at Cleveland Clinic, and am having the left done April 17. After 10 years of foot pain, it was the best thing I ever did! ... (162 replies)
... Getting my fusion was the BEST thing I did! Quick history....in August 96 tripped over baby gate and fracture toe and joint although never picked up. Had surgery in Dec 99 to try and repait joiont and was totally unsuccessful. In Dec 00 I had a joint replacement of big toe. ... (28 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)