... alk, but with an abbreviated step or limp. I felt pinching and pain, which I attributed to the screws. I was well into PT, but couldn't do some exercises like toe raises or balancing without pain. ... (0 replies)
... if another job works and you are pain free, i would ask the dr if the metal has to come out. after my hardware removal from toe fusion, i was pain free. the dr could not get 1 screw out because it was too hard to get to. i am still pain free after almost 2 years. ... (2 replies)
... From reading the past few posts, I guess there are many folks with bad endings to their toe surgeries. Just the thought of another surgery, wearing the boot and being down and out makes me sad. ... (5 replies)
... and they were replaced with one titanium screw and some donor bone. Then I had that removed and it was replaced with a plate and 5 screws and a bone graft from my own heel. From what I have researched and from others I know who have had plate and screw removal.....this surgery is not nearly as painful as the original. ... (15 replies)
... has anyone had the metal plate removed from the big toe after fusion? ... (53 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)
... Hi! I had a fusion of the great toe in Feb. 04 which included a bone graft from my hip. The bone graft was the reason for the plate and screws. My fusion was the third surgery I had. Briefly, the first one was to try to save the joint and the second one was a titanium joint replacement. ... (7 replies)
... the joint in my big toe. The first was to "save" the joint, which did not work. The second was a titanium joint implant. With both of those surgeries the big toe was shorter. When I was having the fusion, the implant was removed. If there had been no bone graft I basically would have had a stub of a big toe. ... (53 replies)
Can I ask you why you had a bone graft?
Sue (53 replies)
... I am glad that someone started this thread. I have three "permanent" screws and a plate in my big toe. I had a fusion with a bone graft in Feb. 04. I was told that the earliest they could come out was after 1 year. ... (53 replies)
... I thought it was much harder emotionally speaking, having the screw out in the dr.'s office, than my toe fusion last year with IV sedation in the OR. ... (44 replies)
... MPJ fusion w. ... (4 replies)
... i am a little out of it. actually alot. the dr removed my hardware after toe fusion. i have 1 screw left. he removed 6 screws and a huge mtal plate. i brought them home. ... (3 replies)
... 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. ... (3 replies)
... however, this time I have a permanent screw in my big toe. ... (11 replies)