... Hi! I had a fusion on my big toe in October. At 6 weeks, there was no sign of fusion yet. I just went back to the doctor recently and found out I have broken my hardware. I have a CT scan scheduled to see if there's any bone growth now. ... (2 replies)
... scare me, a lot of hardware in a little space. Were you NWB for a long time. I think I can heel walk after a few weeks in an air cast. Who would have thought a toe could cause so many problems. ... (7 replies)
... The condition tends to get worse. Just before the surgery, I couldn't take any walks. Even a 10 min. walk was a problem. Also, once you are no longer flexible, the surgery becomes even more involved then it already is. There is all kinds of information on the internet about PTTD surgery.
The most important thing for me was finding a board certified foot and ankle orthopedic... (14 replies)
... OP never responded to her post so wonder what happened. I am 6 weeks post op. Great toe fusion with three hammer toes fused and metatarsals shortened. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks for reply .... Just about everything about this is tough. ...I absolutely hate the cast as I can't sleep and now my other foot hurts in the big toe joint. I also do not want another cast next week for any reason ... ... (16 replies)
... No cast for the toe because no bone graft in the fusion. Last time yes, so I understand...can't remember how long, but weeks. If you're in a cast a long time I can only hope it's for a good reason, like to keep everything immobile while bone fuses? ... (16 replies)
... I just had the right foot big toe fusion with a graft from my heel ... ... (16 replies)
... hopefully after this recovery I can be active again. ... (3 replies)
... I am 9 month post-op from the same surgery. 56 yr old female with arthritis.... The doctor can answer you question about heel height when you have fused the bone.
I can get away with a inch to inch and a half comfortably now but I don't want to push it no further.
Your foot will tell you right quick like what it will stand and when you go past the comfort height. It hurts... (3 replies)
... i am scheduled to have Big Toe Fusion on Friday. I'm 62, in extremely good health. I have had problems with my right foot for about 6 years after falling out of a SUV and landing on my toes. ... (3 replies)
... My surgery will be big toe fusion, bunionectomy and hammertoes, and am curious and hoping that you are pain free by now. ... (11 replies)
... for big toe fusion surgery. ... (6 replies)
... Anyway glad I found more walking wounded to read about and I try to remember daily these weeks of recovery are really only a short period of time out of my whole life....that puts me in perspective to look forward to walking without pain someday soon...... ... (16 replies)
... Hi there Toefusion in ny!
I'm wondering how you are doing at this point in your recovery? I can really relate to grieving the loss of independence and not doing recreational activities that you used to enjoy! It can be frustrating.
I'm 5 weeks post surgery and it feels like 5 MONTHS!! I'm encouraged in that my general pain level is way down, but I don't seem to have... (16 replies)
... ice to you, is get up and do some things, even if its just lunch with a friend. I went to a fundraiser the other night, besides my one dr appt, that was my first time out, it was great!! It really made me feel like a normal person and broke up the boredom!! It was exhausted when I got home though!! ... (16 replies)
... I'm smiling at your question about the surgeon. The surgeon is as good as can be, but you won't catch him making any promises. When we decided to do a fusion I asked, how will I be able to walk without bending that toe? ... (16 replies)
... but now I don't feel that I can enjoy my very active life. My other foot now hurts at the big toe joint as well ... There is no way that I can return to my job .... I need to be able to walk long distances all the time ... ... (16 replies)
... Hang in there! I had fusion surgery with a donor graft done on March 1st. ... (16 replies)
... I, too, would love to hear other experiences with toe fusion. ... (11 replies)
... n and out post. This is a long item. It is a followup to an earlier post from 4 weeks ago. This long post is intended to help readers considering or planning toe fusion surgery. I looked for this sort of information before my own surgery and couldn't find it. ... (0 replies)