... months ago. Unfortunately, my implant has not been successful and I am now going in for a second surgery to have it removed. Good Luck to you. ... (7 replies)
... I, too, had a bunionectomy/titanium implant. I never heard of anyone's doctor using a tourniquet. I am 8 weeks post-op. I had about six stitches on the big toe. It looked really nasty at first. Once the stitches were out and the scabs all came off (about 1 week ago), it didn't look too bad. I have been going to P.T. and they smooth on some kind of salve and massage it... (5 replies)
... pain, quick recovery category. There are all levels of bunionectomies, ranging from mild to severe. Depending on the severity of your bunionectomy will determine how you progress. I think age has a lot to do with it too. Your positive attitude will also help. ... (6 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)
... It can never hurt to get a second opinion.
I just had a bunionectomy, tendon transfer, partial sesmoidectomy and joint implant on 10/23. Another doctor had told me I needed to have fusion a few years back and I said no way, because the recovery sounded horrible and I'd never be able to bend the toe joint.
Obviously I have a different condition than you but fusion is... (34 replies)
... There were a number much closer but they didn'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... ... (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)
... in a "cut and drop" form, and that I might need a joint implant in the future. ... (3 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)
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... weeks ago, I had a bunionectomy that turned into a joint implant. ... (9 replies)
... after the fusion, i went back to tennis!!!!!! it also depends on how much pain you are in right now. if you can live with it the way it is then dont have surgery. if you are in horrible pain then i dont think you have a choice. (7 replies)
... I agree with Titchou. In fact, I understand they recommend a fusion for people who want to be active. I had my joint fused last year, and now I am curling every week, and walking 1-2 miles at least every day. My goal is to walk a half marathon up a mountain in August 2011. I would not have been able to do that pre-surgery. I am 53. (7 replies)
... I am a senior, almost 70, with arthritis. Arthritis is in my large joint to the big toe, and painful. My Dr. said it is bone on bone, and scheduled me to have the joint replaced by a plastic joint. I play tennis 5 days a week and he is claiming that I will be back to tennis in a few weeks after surgery. I would like to know if anyone knows about this surgery, and the amount of... (7 replies)
how are you? First off i want to wish you good luck. make no mistakes about it this will be a very slow, humbling and difficult process, BUT however its not impossible.
I have severe deformed flat feet, both of them, im very active in sports and i work in the field not behind a desk. I had total reconstruction surgery, done on my left foot first on may 21st, ive had... (2 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. ... (73 replies)
... free recuperation. While it is known that the recovery from bunion surgery can be very difficult and the pain excruciating, I had no need for any pain pills and was on my feet for limited periods the first week. ... (73 replies)
... My surgery was done up north where I spend my summer months and I am now in Fla. ... (17 replies)
... Yes, I am happy I had this done as the pain I had prior to the surgery was more intense. ... (17 replies)
... It has now been 5 mos since my surgery and the residual swelling in just in my large toe. I cannot bend my toe at all! ... (17 replies)