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... but I would ask your doctor about the toe drifting. ... (3 replies)
... my pod said that you have to 'train' the tendons to keep the toe in proper alignment because they've been stretched out from having a bunion for so long. My big toe still curves inward a little bit. ... (9 replies)
... can either of you tell me what your docs feeling is about the toe spacer or splint. it seems like my big toe is right back where it started before the surgery. but then it was a very mild bunion. ... (9 replies)

From Cast To Boot
Jan 24, 2014
... and I also feel like the distal joint of my big toe does angle toward my second toe, but when I mentioned that to my doc he said I wouldn't expect it to be perfectly straight. ... (25 replies)
... Thank you Titchou. The 'organic' spacer is actually cadaver material that will cushion the space between. This is called a Keller procedure. ... (4 replies)
... I have never heard of an "organic spacer" in this procedure. Are you talking about a hemi implant? If so, the longevity of them is suspect. At stage 4 the only alternative would be a fusion. At stage 3, a cheilectomy with osteotomy might give you a few years - if they drill the remaining cartilege and it produces any scar tissue to add cushioning. I strongly suggest you... (4 replies)
... is removing the spur, cutting a section of the arthritic bone and placing an organic spacer that will act as a false joint. As most folks on this board, I am a bit apprehensive but am also looking forward to being able to walk without pain again. ... (4 replies)
... Finally at my 12 week appt. my Dr. says I can drive and start wearing a shoe! But I have to wear a splint every PM to sleep and a toe spacer during the day! The Dr. gave me a Darco splint months ago. I hate it because the velcro feels like little needles poking my big toe. ... (0 replies)
... bunion toe spacer is just a silicone thing worn between the big and second toe. Thats what i'm using, and wear it under a normal sock. ... (40 replies)
... not so. I have been wearing athletic shoes with orthotics quite a bit but also have the problem with the big toe rubbing on the top of the shoe. ... (14 replies)
... My podiatrist said that the bunion was corrected, but you wouldn't know by looking at my foot! He said that the straightness of the toe is not the biggest concern.....and gave me a spacer for comfort. I want a permanent solution, though! I feel so shallow for wanting a better looking foot! ... (3 replies)
... Yep, I had the same procedure and my toe is doing exactly what yours is. Kind of frustrating. ... (2 replies)
... I just had my toe fused 3 weeks ago with a bone graft. ... (11 replies)
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... I had the fusion done four years ago. I use orthotics every day and they help, but can only do so much. My case is probably unusual. I had a silicone spacer put in back in the 80's which eventually shattered and infected the joint. I had surgery to remove the debris, but the joint was essentially gone. ... (11 replies)
... and a wrap around the bunion as I noticed that the big toe is still tending to drift over. ... (11 replies)
... my second toe coming up over my big toe. ... (11 replies)
... ery minimal pain. However the one that was done first has been nothing but pain. Post surgically it did well until about day 5. Then a had a lot of pain in my big toe and in the area where the bunion was. Lots of swelling even though I elevated 50 minutes of every hour. By week 3 my Dr. ... (4 replies)
... Hi all, I am a 30 year old Australian and have been diagnosed with advanced osteoarthritis in my first MTP (big toe) joint. The orthopaedic surgeons I have seen have all recommended arthrodesis (aka fusion). I don't want to fuse my toe at my age because I am concerned about the longer term impact it will have on my other joints due to altered biomechanics and because of the... (7 replies)
... and advised me not to have surgery. I do wear a gel spacer between the big toe and second and have orthotics. ... (9 replies)


Associated Tags: arthrodesis, foot arthritis, hallux limitus/rigidus, interpositional arthroplasty

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