... Thank you very much....you all are so sweet and helpful. I have been searching for a orthopedic surgeon certified in foot and ankle....finally found one in St Pete....a distance from me but i am going to see him hopefully once he reviews my x-rays and sees if he can help me. There were a number much closer but they didn't accept my ins. I went this week to a pod surgeon who... (21 replies)
... 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. ... (17 replies)
... nly surgery left after the failed Keller. I would never advise anyone to have a Keller. It really is a surgery that is not done often in this day and age since implants have been used. I need my other foot done and I will opt for a fusion. ... (22 replies)
... are there more risks involved if having bunionectomy and subtalar implants at the same time? ... (0 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)
... :confused: I am having surgery in July. I have read and heard quite a bit about bunionectomies and hammer toe procedure, so I'm really not to worried about that. I haven't heard or read much about the MBA implants. I was wondering if anyone has had or knows anyone who has had these implants? (0 replies)
... The shape (if not color!) of my feet also looked amazingly better when I saw them. Isn't it funny to look at your feet when they are so different?! Kind of like seeing yourself for the first time after a nose job or implants (not that I've ever done either)... How does the screw removal process work? Is there a recovery period from that? (192 replies)
... You need to speak to your plastic surgeon, I KNOW that you will not be allowed to lift or raise your arms. Try right now to scoot yourself around, you will not be able to do it without using your arms.
Suni321 is right, MOST doctors will NOT do both feet at once, I tried to have it done, but my doctor just refused. I think you could possible manage both feet - pushing... (9 replies)
... JeffH, I can appreciate your situation and respect your decision to have he implant. I also can fully relate to your situation at work. I was off six weeks this fall for a Brostrom Repair and Bunionectomy. I was fortunate that I was able to do some work from home.
Despite the comments from F-L, I do hope you and Karrie will continue to post your progress. Personally I... (20 replies)
... I was diagnosed with Hallux Limitus 1.5 years ago. Aside from the arthritis, I have 3+ cysts in the bone. Contributing issues are that I have a long first metatarsal and my joint is elevated. Much of the pain also comes from my sesamoids.
I have seen 4 doctors (podiatrists, orthopedic surgeons) thus far regarding opinions regarding treatment and surgery. The consensus is... (3 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)
... I am searching for a doctor to perform surgery on my hammer toe. Today I saw Dr. Moy as suggested by a friend. He is the fourth doctor that I have seen regarding my surgery. The other doctors suggested that I have my second toe bone cut down to shorten the toe and two metatarsal bones shortened as well as cutting the nerves between two of the toes to relieve some of my... (73 replies)
... Two years ago I went to a local doc who told me that he inserts implants into the big toe all the time to relieve the effects of arthritis. ... (73 replies)
... Is it possible to develop a late reaction to the screw implants in an Austin Bunionectomy, months after the surgery and if so, is it possible for that reaction to take the form of infected lesions? ... (0 replies)
... Dennis, the procedure I done prior to the fusion was a bunionectomy. The changes from the bunionectomy are what resulting in the dislocations and ultimately having to have the joint fused. ... (4 replies)
... Hi All
Well its been a week and half since the surgery of my left foot, bunionectomy with a Titanium implant, of course the first few days were rough, but thats expected with any surgery and cutting of your foot, but its been well over a week and half now and honestly I can walk on the heel, and progress is going great. I am down to minimul pain killers now, and the surgery... (3 replies)
... Hi, I am ready to go in and have a titanium implant in my toe this next Tuesday on the 18th, I was also discussed having fusion done, and have already had pins in both of my toes but they are dislodging, I would see if you may want to discuss this with your Dr, because Fusing is an option many take but it also gives you less mobility of the joint, Just a thought, I have done a... (13 replies)
... from the swelling, not really from the implants or the incisions. That pain only lasted me 4 or 5 days, which I dealt with by using the drugs. ... (11 replies)