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... I had the lapidus procedure with external screw fixation a week ago. The dr. ... (7 replies)
... So, how's it feel 9 weeks post op? I hope you are healing magnificently! Is the separation between your toes holding? I've got a sock stuck between my first two toes right now (I have a silicone wedge somewhere but I can't really go searching for it myself right now); I hope the doctor will do something about it when I see him Fri. When did you start putting weight on the... (7 replies)
... Thanks for the encouragement. I spoke with the doctor and he said I should put some cotton or some other spacer between the toes to keep them separated. He also advised me to go in before my next appt. ... (7 replies)

... If it's out there, I want to hear about it. I want to talk to patients who've had this specific procedure of Lapidus fusion with external hardware fixation. I need referrals to doctors who offer it, preferably in Washington State. The one doctor from the studies is in California. ... (0 replies)
... You had to have your tendon stretched? That sounds very uncomfortable! And having scar tissue removed sounds even worse! I'll definitely keep you posted! (7 replies)
... Please keep me posted. It is such a long recovery, but we need our feet to be functional! I just had my tendon stretched yesterday and more scar tissue removed, so I too will be hobbling for a while. (7 replies)
... Walking has been great, I was in a splint for 2 weeks, got my stiches out, then had a fiberglass cast on for 4 weeks, went to the cam boot for 2 weeks, which after a few days I could walk in that, and 6 weeks I was able to wear my husbands old running shoes, I am currently near 10 weeks post op on the lapidus... I can wear my running shoes to the gym, they are a bit snug,... (7 replies)
... Wow, ya I had a plastic wedge between my toes for 6 weeks, I also had the lapidus done, im 9 weeks post op, are you a runner too? I am worried about my running in the long run, if I'll even be able to run again :-/ (7 replies)
... I would call him and ask. Scar tissue could be forming causing it to drift.. been there, done that.. sigh. good luck (7 replies)
... I can only relate to you my experience. I over did the walking after the stitches were removed ( bunionectomy on first and fifth metatarsals with osteotomies and pin through each ) I still had the surgical shoe and pins, but could stump around on my heel. I guess I was so happy to be mobile that I over extended my self and ended up in excruciating nerve-like pain. I was... (6 replies)
... I have never had a cortisone injection. However, I have discussed it with my POD and he is very reluctant to do them. He said tht when injected into the joint it will expand the joint. ... (90 replies)
... The external device was removed and also the internal pin after 6 wks. ... (7 replies)
... I had external fixation devices. ... (17 replies)
... I had external fixation pins and they are very difficult. ... (9 replies)
... t 6 months ago and the first thing he did was make orthodicts for my extremely flat feet. They've been great. The surgery went well although he couldn't do the external fixation that he wanted too. The bones started to shift as soon as he tried. ... (19 replies)
... I'm here. I had my bunion surgery on my right foot yesterday afternoon and I'm doing pretty well. I had a bunionectomy, 1st metatarsal osteotomy and something with cuneiform in the name or something like that. ... (11 replies)
... I had external fixation device for my second bunionectomy. So, I had the great toe fixed with the device which had six large screws sticking out of my skin and had toe 2 and three bone cuts with internal screws. ... (9 replies)
... near Seattle, who uses this external fixation method to allow earlier weight bearing. ... (12 replies)
... I also had a lapidus bunionectomy because of a severe bunion, not exactly sure on the degree of the angle. Had a lot of flexibility in the joints which probably promoted the bunion. My Dr. ... (12 replies)
... There are 5 screws and a plate he's taking off so he said he's going to use external fixation and have me NWB for 6 weeks. But I wanted to tell you I've had significant, chronic pain in the donor site of my hip now too. ... (13 replies)

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