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... I would find a sports med ortho who is Foot and Ankle Board certified. Just an FYI about fusions, Lleyton Hewitt, pro tennis player, has a fused big toe joint. It will however, limit the heel height you can wear. ... (4 replies)
... allux limitus or hallux rigidus treated conservatively for years but finally had to opt for surgery. A lot of research went into my decision making. Fusion of a joint essentially eliminates the joint. Pain in the joint is relieved as the joint is not there. The problem is that one's gait is altered considerably after fusion. ... (11 replies)
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... Hope your surgery has gone well, Northwind.... Would really appreciate any input you'd care to share if and when you feel up to it.... I'm scheduled to go in for a fusion in December.... thanks, (25 replies)
... commended a fusion and that freaked me out. I have since done a lot of research, and have seen him again. I will be getting the fusion on Oct 28th. It seems that joint replacements are not good for active people, and there were some really gross pictures on the Internet. ... (25 replies)
... union on my big toe. ... (33 replies)
... I keep reading postings by runners saying they've gotten fusions and can still run, but I can't. The pain if I try to sprint is excruciating. My toes feel like popsicle sticks ready to break. ... (11 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 ... ... (14 replies)
... I've been reading a lot of threads with people that have had big toe fusions. ... (6 replies)
... You mean a joint replacement? ... (7 replies)
... Hi fightmother, I had the surgery on October 28th, a week ago today actually. It went well. I had a spinal for it and the procedure was over before I knew it. I have been sitting on my couch for a week since, except for a brief outing to church on Sunday. My foot feels awesome now. Of course, I have not done anything to make it cranky. I will be getting the stitches out on... (25 replies)
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... Lots of good info here on succesful fusions. Joint replacements don't seem to be as successful at this time. I think it's that the technology just isn't there yet. ... (25 replies)
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... months post rt great toe fusion. ... (33 replies)
... Hello All, Good to hear the progress. My 2nd surgery was a metal hemi-toe implant in the MTP which had to be removed because it "didn't seat properly". Dr. said a new implant would eventually have to be removed followed by fusion so I chose fusion. I had a bone graft from my hip and mtp fusion in 7/05. I had frequent swelling and redness so my new doc removed the hardware... (33 replies)
... rts to wear on your nerves. Keep me posted on how you are doing.....if you have any specific questions I can try to answer them but do check out the old post on big toe joint fusions...... ... (8 replies)
... which I had for the past 12 years. When I was first diagnosed I was told that I would have to have fusions someday and there was no other real surgery they could do short of that. ... (102 replies)
... Bottom line, joint implants fail. The usual time to failure is less than 5 years. ... (9 replies)
... I done a lot of research into toe fusion before my surgery and from what i saw it is usually done to patients with arthritis to eleviate pain. ... (12 replies)




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