... dn't accept my ins. I went this week to a pod surgeon who is certified by the foot and ankle society....he said my surgery looked good....he would have put in a hemi implant though, which I did not get. He suggested to try orthotics before any further surgery and physical therapy....will try the orthotics and pt.... ... (21 replies)
... i'm about 16wks from hemi inplant surgery..and i had the same problem with swelling and trying to find shoes not to ugly. ... (7 replies)
... I had an Austin bunionectomy with Akin osteomy on the left foot for a sever bunion condition. ... (2 replies)
... I had a Keller Bunionectomy for cartilage damage in the joint, I didn't have a bunion. ... (5 replies)
... I'm new to this board... I'm having a bunionectomy on Wednesday, along with possibly a hemi implant if the surgeon feels it is necessary. ... (8 replies)
... I would love some response, This is similar to a bunionectomy but its called a Keller bunionectomy titanium hemi impant. ... (0 replies)
... d Orthopedic Surgeons. Bottom line, the majority of the Drs. have recommended the Keller Bunionectomy. I have no cartiledge left and it is either the Keller, a Hemi Implant or joint fusion. ... (4 replies)
... ave found this message board with people who KNOW what I'm going through. I little history about me. I'm currently a 33 year old male who had a Head Procedure Bunionectomy back in June 04'. The results were terrible. First off the doctor told me to walk out of the hospital. ... (33 replies)
... surgery in 3,5 or 7 years....Dr's would know more after seeing joint condition at time of surgery. If this doesn't work I can always go on to an implant, Keller bunionectomy or fusion. ... (4 replies)
... I haven't posted in a long time - just kinda maintaining the status quo - but there were a few of us who all went through fusions last year or there about. Just to fill you in: In 97 - 99 I did 3 marathons power walking and loved to hike our local trails. Then at the age of 42 I had a Keller bunionectomy, which was in 1/03, for cartilage damage, not a bunion, NWB 6 weeks. ... (14 replies)
... This will be my 5th surgery.
Keller bunionectomy (for arthritis rather than for a bunion) 1/03
Hemi toe implant, 9/03
Removal of implant, MTP fusion w/bone graft from my hip, 7/05
Plate & screw removal, 4/06
Re-do of fusion....7/24/06
Janie- I hear ya, that boot is soooo hot :blob_fire !
Lizzy- I pray your appointment goes well tomorrow :angel: . Can't wait to hear... (34 replies)
... I got a Metal Hemi toe implant. The implant did not "seat" properly. ... (8 replies)
... Hello Fusion Friends,
I will join your ranks the day after tomorrow. :eek: For bathing, my husband (not bathing my husband), put in a portable shower head with a 5' hose so I will be able to sit on a stool in the tub with my foot sticking out. I wished I had that set up the last 2 surgeries and am glad he put it in for this one. I got my pain med's filled and borrowed the... (119 replies)
... Dear GG,
I can't wait to hear how it goes, having been there a few times, the waiting is the worst part. I wore a huge ski sock over my cast and a non-slip sole slipper on my good foot, always something with a back on it so I wouldn't fall out. I will be having a fusion with plates and screws soon and wondered the same thing about the metal detectors. I currently have 2... (13 replies)
... The thing about being totally out of it via anesthesia is it's a chance to totally trust in the skills & knowledge of your surgeon & anesthesiologist. They have done this hundreds of times before & know what they're doing. Besides you don't have to see or hear any awful medical procedures while you're out. Give me an IV over a local any day. Good luck. I know you'll have... (5 replies)
I hope all goes well for you tomorrow. Will lift you up in my prayers. I will pray things go smoothly as they did for me.
Let us know how it goes. Hugs, Polly (5 replies)
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... Well List
I Guess I am ready as I ever will be lol, I am ready to go in tomorrow morning, I thank many of you for your replys on this, and honestly I am trying to remain calm but on the other hand am a nervous reck, so today I will just keep busy and try to remain calm lol, is that possible.
I go in tomorrow the 18th bright and early and hopefully can report back to you... (5 replies)