... etty shortly....None of my surgeons have believed in NWB for any of my surgeries. But then they are all sports med docs and I think that informs their aggressive recovery protocols. ... (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)
... 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 now completing week 10 since having a big toe joint fu Ision on my right foot. ... (1 replies)
... I had a big toe joint fusion and a realignment approximately 2 weeks ago. This is my second surgery on this foot so I was told that the healing process will be longer. ... (6 replies)
... Anyone had fusion surgery for big toe joint problem? ... (29 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)
... and big toe osteotomy on Oct 12th last year. Range of movement is lost but at least I don't have the pain I had prior to surgery. ... (29 replies)
... bearing boot. I got 4 opinions and they are split on the recovery. I had a big toe joint implant gone bad and I am terrified of this surgery. ... (162 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)