... I hope the revision will help if you do it. I hope your back is doing well too :)
I wonder why infection risk goes up with a revision.... (3 replies)
... I have never had a bone stimulator. My only other fusion is in my lumbar spine and it was done about 15 yrs ago when my bones were young and still knew how to grow. ... (3 replies)
... displaced fracture. Sometime I worry it will make extra bone grow too much on top of the hardware. Did you saw you surgeon thought infection risk goes up with more scar tissue? ... (3 replies)
... union and the metal plate is broken as well, so no real choice there. My surgeon said she's going to put something in the site to stimulate bone growth and we will use a bone growth stimulator earlier on this time. Anything I should know about this surgery or watch out for? ... (3 replies)
... My feet were crazy flat since birth, so I hear ya! I ended up getting bone spurs in my joints, and lots of arthritis. ... (4 replies)
... Hi! I had a fusion on my big toe in October. At 6 weeks, there was no sign of fusion yet. I just went back to the doctor recently and found out I have broken my hardware. I have a CT scan scheduled to see if there's any bone growth now. ... (2 replies)
... I am 63 y.o. librarian who has had ankle reconstruction. I am not sure of the medical terms but I had 2 bone grafts for a 2 joint fusion as well as debridement of the PTT and lengthening of the Achilles. This was done 12 days ago. ... (14 replies)
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... s after I was walking , biking , pretty normal stuff but never got past this unbearable morning stiffness and pain right above the heel and right below the ankle bone . X ray revealed damaged cartilage from the subtalar joint . Had subtalar fusion 1 year later and now everything has seemingly calmed down. ... (14 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)
... Today was almost 6 weeks post op on my left foot.... flat foot reconstruction...
My doctor had my cast removed and also had me fitted for a boot.
I passed on crutches and opted to stay with my walker (and knee roller), because I feel safer with a walker.
It was a big relief having the cast removed.... I felt so claustrophobic... the final night in the cast (of 4... (31 replies)
... I am having joint fusion, Achilles tendon lengthening, bone grafts. I will be NWB for 6 weeks, toes to nose. I have ordered a knee scooter and wheelchair. ... (5 replies)
... I had bone fusion of the talus and navicular back In July 2014. This is a very challeging and difficult recovery. ... (20 replies)
... I had to have a bone fusion because of severe arthritis. ... (20 replies)
... This fusion was done using a donor bone graph. Unfortunately, it never took. ... (20 replies)
... I have been in pain for many years now. i just turned a teen this year. My orthopeadic surgeon said the best proceedure would be a ankle bone fusion, achillies tendon lengthening and calf muscle lengthening and also reccomended PT on my lower back. ... (1 replies)
... Hi. i have recovered well from my first surgery and now they want to do a bone fusion and tendon lengthening as the first op did not go to plan. there was a complication and they had to remove the implant. ... (5 replies)
... I'm 16 and getting a bone fusion on my left big toe in 3 weeks. ... (0 replies)
... I had the bone fusion with a graft from the hip bone. Actually when they went into the foot they found that they needed to do a more extensive graft thant they expected. ... (85 replies)
... I haven't seen a posting since february...i am seeing a dr. about bone fusion - 29 years ago i had an ball joint implant put in and it is deteriorating - choice, live with it or bone fusion (they do not want to do a replacement implat)
okay - i thought one week pain, another week heavy discomfort and then i would be getting better. am i completely naive? i was told i... (85 replies)