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what is the best recovery strategy for right first metatarsal bone fusion?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Listen to your doc : Follow post op instructions. I would also make sure your vitamin d levels are normal.
Dr. Ankur Dharia
Podiatry 21 years experience
No weight!: Remain non-weightbearing for a period of about 6-8 weeks or until your surgeon says you can bear weight. Bone takes about 6-8 weeks to heal after a fusion. Good luck! listen to your doctor 100% of the time post-operatively.

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Last updated Jan 3, 2015

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