... Hi, I'm new to this. I am having my right big toe fused and pinned with bunion surgery. The next toe will have a rod in it also. Has anyone had good results with this? ... (4 replies)
... Hi, I am 22 years old and will be having a lapidus bunion fusion on Wednesday. The podiatrist is also lengthening my calf tendon at the same time. I am scared because this is my first major surgery. ... (39 replies)
... Well my new friend, you certainly gave me comfort with your post and I return those Healthy Healing thoughts to you and will be thinking of you on Tuesday. ... (4 replies)
... I too had a fusion and bunion repair as well as other procedures to correct my flat foot. I feel off my sccoter as you did and came down on my foot that was in a splint at the time. ... (4 replies)
... OP never responded to her post so wonder what happened. I am 6 weeks post op. Great toe fusion with three hammer toes fused and metatarsals shortened. ... (6 replies)
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... I am 5 weeks post op. Had huge bunion and three hammer toes. I am 67 and in good shape. I have a conservative foot, ankle orthopedic surgeon and am in my second cast until next week. ... (13 replies)
... Thanks for the input Danabarb- I can tell things are getting worse and that's why I decided to see the doctor. Honestly I went with the 1st surgery 10 years ago because I knew as we age it's harder to bounce back.
I thought it was the perfect time, never really thinking I would have a "new" problem. I've always worn comfortable shoes-no heals even before surgery. I guess... (11 replies)
... itches out this Thursday, Dr. said there are around a hundred. But I'll be back in the cast for another 7 weeks unless he changes his plan, maybe he'll think I'm healing fast and won't need it so long. But my surgery took 6 hrs and he had to shorten the metatarsals twice and I have 4 pins and screws where he did the fusion. ... (15 replies)
... Glad your left foot is better now. I'm just feeling really down about this, wishing it were over. I could have booked the surgery a bit earlier - probably had it done in Oct. - but was not sure about which surgery, as the surgeon didn't totally rule out replacement. I got a second opinion in South Africa, as visited my family over the summer. The surgeon I saw there said... (29 replies)
... That's how I felt too. My left ankle and heel did not like having to do more than their share of the work when my right foot was healing. My left foot is much better now. The big toe on that foot is more of a bunion, and is not an issue. I do wonder about the ankle, but it is not interfering with my life just now. (29 replies)
... I know you had your surgery done months ago and are farther along in the healing process...could you please tell me how much you can bend your toe now and if you're going to be able to wear heels again? ... (24 replies)
... I had a fusion of my big toe on October 28, 2009. As I approach my first anniversary, I am happy with the results. My joint was severely damaged. ... (4 replies)
... around 4 weeks if all is healing well, and it doesn't hurt. ... (7 replies)
... I had a mid foot arthrodesis on Nov. 23rd. The bone for the graph was taken from the medial side of my anke. I also had a very crooked big toe that caused the bone to protrude like a bunion. That too was repaired.
I have done really well so far. Not much pain or swelling. Most of the time I sit with my foot up. I have a knee walked that has been great. My balance... (3 replies)
... by week six I was able to get around ok, no crutches, no pain meds. Though I did have pain at the fusion becaue it took a few months to form a union. My doctor said to get a good arch support. ... (14 replies)
... Hello, my unsuccessful sugeries were due to a bunion. Kflac, I am glad your surgery was in 09.
I wish you all happy healing. Please keep me posted, I go next friday for my surgery.
good luck (37 replies)
... one on here to give good advice not knowing what went wrong with the first 2 surgeries and what the actual problems are now. You said that he could fix the first fusion that didn't heal but if you had a lapidus and that didn't heal then you need that fixed also. ... (10 replies)
... Hello, I have some questions about a big toe fusion. I have had two failed bunion surgeries by two different doctors (both horrible in my opinion, would not send my dog to them anymore). Anyway, now my new doctor wants to do a big toe fusion. I am soooo confused I don't know what to do. I am only 28 years old and don't want to mess up my life anymore than I already have. ... (10 replies)
... hi bunion, i had to have big toe fusion after a failed bunionectomy. i had the fusion when i was 50 and that was 2 years ago. i am such an active person even playing singles in tennis. this saga is about 3 years old. ... (20 replies)