... On week no. 10 after having the bunion removed, toe broken, bone wedge removed and two screws inserted. Most recent doctor's appointment and doctor concerned about the swelling. ... (0 replies)
... work to be on crutches and to take care of yourself. I have had some setbacks after my fusion being damaged in physical therapy. My hardware is in tact but the bone regrowth between the two bones was compromised. I think in the long run it is going to be the right choice for me to have the surgery. ... (2 replies)
... foot surgeon. Anyway, I forgot to ask her how common it is for patients at six weeks to show almost no sign of a union between the bone osteotomy. ... (0 replies)
... Glad you wrote I am NOT taking that advil pm! lol! The hospital said it was okay, but I don't want to mess with bone growth! thank yoU! ... (19 replies)
... inflammatory meds inhibits bone growth ...so I have yet to take one at all 4. ... (19 replies)
... and have grown a decent size bump there of bone regrowth. This has limited how much I can point my toe and is the only source of irritation and pain in my foot. ... (5 replies)
... Well, you'll need to go back to family doctor and ask for a referral to an orthopedic surgeon. The surgeon may want to do x-rays or other tests. If he believes surgery is appropriate, he'd then plan it.
Main non-surgical treatment is orthotics, which you've already tried.
How much is covered? that varies a lot. You need the policy fine print for that one.
The... (20 replies)
... two month dr.'s appointment yesterday. He was happy to see no swelling and minimal pain in the joint though in looking at the xray there was minimal noticeable bone regrowth which brings up my first question. ... (4 replies)
... Please help. I had short scarf surgery on Dec15th. After 6 weeks in that balck Darco boot, I was fairly sure it was doing well and had begun to leave the boot off in the house. The day before the final xray and check up I bent the toe awkwardly - it hurt and I instantly thought - that wasn't good - that shouldn't happen. The xray showed the bone had (the nurse's words) 'pulled... (5 replies)
... actually prevent bone healing. I hope to minimize using these during my recovery period. ... (11 replies)
... you can google "exostosis calcaneous bone" and there is under images a black and white image of a little planetoid on bone which is one of the first images. It is very much uneven and spiky and it gives a good impression of what the problem may be for others. ... (8 replies)
... JEDFSU, good luck with your appointments. I can't tell you how much I have learned through this process. It is absolutely so importatnt for you to be your own advocate and continue to educate yourself on all of your condition and your options. For me, i needed to know that I was choosing an option that provided me the best chance of having the most normal ankle possible,... (9 replies)
... and placed the pin. The tailor bunion side was more unusual. My doctor cut at an angle, and placed the bones a bit off kilter, fixed with a pin. The result is regrowth that is a somewhat flexible union. My doctor said this would prevent the bone splaying out again. Weird, but it worked great. ... (4 replies)
... way, I was diagnosed with posterior tibial tendinitis and tarsal tunnel syndrome at my last visit and that is what I was being treated for. In the past, I had a bone spur on the right side of my right foot near my smallest toe. It was surgically removed but it feels like it may be growing back. ... (4 replies)
... lk on my foot without toeing off and at 3 months okay to toe off and walk barefoot on the beach. I however didn't have plates and things, only two screws and no bone grafts. ... (162 replies)
I'm afraid that I can't help with your question, but I have a question for you:
I have DISH also and I have about 8 or 10 joints that need some 'work' from metatarasls to my shoulders. I have been afraid to have any grinding done because I'm concerned that the DISH might cause agressive regrowth of the bone where the surgery is performed and may result in even worse... (3 replies)
... Strange as it may sound, the idea wasn't for the bone to fuse, but for the regrowth in between to be a bridge. ... (7 replies)
... With all due respect to Tichou, not every hallux rigidus is "Turf toe", sports med othopods are not necessarily the way to go and not every foot needs the same procedure. I researched a lot over 2 years, saw 2 orthoped surgeons and a couple of Pods who all gave me different advice. It all depends upon exactly what is wrong with your foot and what you hope the function to... (8 replies)
... saw two or three articles and videos about the new techniques in regrowth of limbs so you probably have a better understanding of where the technology is at. I hope you're right in that the technology will be here sooner. ... (5 replies)
... if there's a risk that your ankle get worse though...
does that affect the success rate of the OATS procedure? (80 replies)