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How long does it take to totally heal from a sesamoidectomy

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Up to a year: The worst of the postop pain should be over in the first few weeks. It takes 3 months for the soft tissues to settle down and 6 months or more for the ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Four: To six weeks.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Open Sesamoid!!: Removing the tibial sesamoid can sometimes cause some pain and swelling in the area of the ball of the foot for several months. The swelling should be ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
6-8 weeks: This is mostly due to the position of the scar.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Numbness: Surgery may cause tissue irritation (expected). Tissue healing involves the skin, soft tissue , and surrounding nerves. It could take 9 months for hea ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
3-6 months: The initial healing is relatively quick 3-4 weeks, but until 100% it may take many months. It is important to follow your doctors post-op instructions ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Touchy surgery.: There are two sesamoid bones. Either one can be totally or partially removed, for a variety of reasons. Normal activities and work vary from person t ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I advise you : To ask your surgeon any questions you may have regarding your surgery. (It should take under an hour though if that's all they are doing).
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
You : You have two sesamoid bones, but since you made reference to an injury, i'm going to assume you fractured your tibial sesamoid, which is the one furth ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Removal of bone: It is removal of an accessory bone. Most often removal of one of the sesamoid bones under the 1st metatarsal.

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