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... bones in foot shortened and pinned to relieve pressure on big and little toes. ... (1 replies)
... I have 3 also. The bigger one on outside of ankle, one on inner calf and smallest bottom of heel, where two of my screws are. The other screw is at the big incision site. But I didn't have as many stitches as you! ... (11 replies)
... I prefer a cast to a boot. I still had to sleep and shower with the boot and I hated it. My cast is smaller, lighter and not as hot as the big boot. After 6 weeks in this cast I will go into a boot and start PT. I just want to fast forward my life and be at that point now. ... (10 replies)

... So in fusing that joint he fixed both problems in foot. Originally I was also going to get metatarsal arthrodesis in big toe, the fusion fixed that too! ... (11 replies)
... Hello macyk, I had seen your post the day before your surgery and am glad you are doing better! How many weeks total of non wb will you be? Did you have calcaneal osteotomy? What other surgeries did you have on your right foot? Hope the rest of your recovery goes by quickly and a great outcome. As for myself I'm dreading pt! (10 replies)
... s a day, hoping to cut that even further. Finally got the staples and stitches out yesterday and am sporting a pink cast that is less bulky and lighter then the big surgical wrap. I do have panic moments when I question what the final outcome will be. I had 4 surgeries on my right foot and by no means is it perfect. ... (10 replies)
... Hello, what exactly did they to you? I was scheduled for flat foot reconstruction on the 28th of sept but woke up with a different surgery! The original plan was:calcaneal osteotomy, Achilles lengthening, 1st metatarsal cuneiform arthrodesis with possible lateral ankle stabilization. What I woke up to was lateral ankle reconstruction, Achilles lengthrning and subtalar fusion!... (11 replies)
... Oh my gosh and how the heck are you supposed to ice it in this big fluffy splint thing LOL!! ... (11 replies)
... Sounds as though you feel you've been caught in a time warp. Time has stopped for you while it has gone on for everyone else. Makes you feel even more isolated. You sound so depressed. I really wish you could find a good counselor or therapist who could help provide some guidance as you vent your feelings. You're worth it! If I were you I think I'd look into... (18 replies)
... s like my brain wants to forget everything. Whenever I'm experiencing something happy, my brain vividly remembers every detail but this past year has just been a big blur. ... (18 replies)
... Depending on your age, that would be the next step. I had a fusion at 69 because I didn't want to have to have it 5=10 years later when the replacement failed.Just be sure the ortho you choose has done LOTS of them. It's relatively new . (1 replies)
... Hi 4 weeks post op subtalar fusion,Achilles lengthening and ankle ligament reconstruction( that's the biggest incision) on outer ankle. Well yesterday had cast off and boot on. It was cleaned a up a lil and actually removed a couple more stitches they had missed from previous visit; two weeks prior when I had stitches removed. So the big incision still a lil open, some parts... (1 replies)
... Hello All, After reading many posts about big-toe fusion, I am still unsure if I should have it done. My surgeon states it is the only option and I believe him after reviewing the X-Rays and much discussion. Many have stated that new problems arise after having the fusion done due to the foot stress and energy being directed to other parts of the body. One person posted... (0 replies)
... sneakers, slip ons, ankle boots etc cause blisters. Because my big toe now no longer moves, but my shoes and my other toes do, i get blisters on the bottom of my big toe and on the side of my next toe within about 20 minutes. ... (0 replies)
... They are built in a way that they cup your heel and provide some balance support which is a big deal for me. ... (9 replies)
... Just wondering about people's experiences with an ocd, big or small and what you did for treatment. ... (0 replies)
Am I a wimp?
Sep 10, 2017
... Dont be so hard on yourself... a lot of things can be scary to anyone if they are unfamiliar to them (13 replies)
... walk around the house without crutches. On the odd occasion I do venture out I take a crutch. Seems no matter how easy I take it by the end of the day I've got a big fat ugly hippo foot which gets me down. ... (21 replies)
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... Sorry for your situation. First advice, use ONLY a Foot & Ankle board certified ortho- one who does sports med if at all possible. I've had my big toe joint fused and the only two things is impedes is anything that would require bending that joint like squatting, calf raises, lunges etc but those can be wworked around and the height of the heels I wear. I had mine fused... (2 replies)




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