... I changed my screen name in case you are confused. Anyway maybe it makes a difference because your implant is in the big toe. My fusion is in the first metatarsul at the end closest to my ankle. I can't say I have any pain at all. ... (2 replies)
... I had my bunionectomy on 10/4/06. My big toe still hurts and my foot is constantly swelling. I can wear a sneaker and a loafer. Underneath my big toe is very sensative. I can hardly rub it. Oh, and it's hard to bend. I do the exercises and I see no difference. I would love to wear some boots to work but I don't see myself wearing boots this winter. It's such a long... (2 replies)
... It's been almost been 10 weeks since surgery. Still can't get my foot into a sneaker. I am wearing a velcro strap shoe; one size larger and a wide width. I've been going to PT, doing exercises at home with the band they gave me and seemed to be making a little progress. The problem is that if I'm on my feet for any extensive amount of time (like today - for 6 hours), I am... (2 replies)
... along with basketball, cycling and hiking. In December of 2013 I had my first foot surgery. I was diagnosed at Kaiser with a bunion, and had a bunionectomy on my right foot. They cut a v shape and inserted several screws. After a few months I started to experience pain that was very similar to before the surgery. ... (2 replies)
... 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 see that the dates of experiences with Smart Toe Memory Implant are from 2009. Has anyone had a more current experience? ... (18 replies)
... hi, glad to hear you are going to an ortho. i had a failed bunionectomy so i wound up having my big toe fused. i have no more pain and it will be 6 years. i am totally active. i dont know the answers to your other questions. ... (8 replies)
... Regarding the implant, my Dr told me that because I have severe arthritis in the joint as well as the bunion that I need the bunionectomy and an implant for the arthrituic joint which does invlove removing part of the bone and placing the pins and scews in. ... (2 replies)
... (17 replies)
... Hi Gleegirl!
Wow - our experiences do sound very similar. I hope everything goes smoothly and easy for you tomorrow - are you working with a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon? I have a podiatrist. Keep posting on your progress - you will be my road map for my recovery:wave:I am so glad that I found this health board to use as part of my support system! (14 replies)
... Hi Star,
I am 53 and scheduled for a keller procedure on the great toe tomorrow Jan 5th. :p I have also been preparing and have the same things you listed in place and ready to go. My husband also installed a hand-held shower head which will be helpful when sitting on the shower chair. It's simple to install so you can do it yourself if necessary. Last night I went to the... (14 replies)
... I am scheduled for a bunionectomy, MBA implant, and tendon lengthening (near achilles tendon in calf) in a few weeks. Has anyone had this combination? I am most curious about the tendon lengthening and MBA implant. I am wondering about long term results and how long until I can be 'active' again... hiking, swimming, golfing... things like that. He said I will be weight... (1 replies)
... For the time being I have decided not to seek care down here. I had several opinions and all recommended either an implant or a fusion and I didn't want either of them. In reality, what I have now is sort of a natural fusion. My Dr. ... (17 replies)
... I'm recovering from a Keller at this moment, 5 days post op. I'd be interested in hearing about your extended recovery. I'm 56 and had been active. My Doc recommended the Keller over fusion or an implant. He said implants have complications and fusion limits your mobility. My great toe had too much arthritis to have the other surgeries....keep us posted. There aren't too many... (17 replies)
... as soon as the swelling goes down, and I am left with a "frozen" toe, so be it....I would have had the same result with a fusion. I was NOT comfortable with the implant route....I am also to have new orthotics made which will support the other areas of my feet which are taking the transfer of weight. This will help. ... (17 replies)
... Hope I answered your question. I haven't decided if I'll see someone here or not. I wanted the Keller bunionectomy and no one wanted to do it down here. The Dr's I saw here wanted to insert an implant or do a joint fusion. ... (17 replies)
... e toe box. My bunions were not that bad and the hammer toes were just beginning. I wish I had never got the surgery. Another podiatrist is proposing a big toe implant and shortening the second toe, and saying the big toe might have to be fused. ... (4 replies)
... To Stepbystep89.
Well, How did your procedure go? did you end up the the Keller Procedure? Any screws, wires, etc. How uncomfortable are you at this point.
I was referred by a friend here in Fla to a younger POD (female) who recommend I have an implant. Not metal. She claims she has never had a bad result and has been in practice for 11 years....I really liked her... (5 replies)
... Went back to Podiatrist who performed my first surgery (titanium rod implant). I brought with me the new X-Rays which were taken at The Hospital for Special Surgery by an Orthopedic Dr. who specializes in the foot and ankle. The Orthos recommendation was to have a bone fusion in the great toe using bone from below my knee. My Podiatrist concurred that bone fusion would be... (1 replies)
... I had an Austin bunionectomy with Akin osteomy on the left foot for a sever bunion condition. ... (2 replies)