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I had surgery to pin a broken toe 6 months ago. I still can not wear any shoes apart from flip flops. Any suggestions on what to do?

I had surgery to pin a broken toe 6 months ago. I still can not wear any shoes apart from flip flops. Any suggestions on what to do?

F/U with Dr.: Let the Ortho Dr. (or Podiatric surgeon) know, as the toe should be better by now. Did you go through Physical therapy and work through pain meds to decrease inflammation and any swelling etc.-All these things may be important, top work through a little pain, then slowly get back "on your feet again." Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Toe Surgery (Definition)

Toe surgery is/are the operative procedure (s) necessary to correct for and address injuries, degeneration, infection, or deformities of the toes. They are usually performed by ...Read more


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Broken toe (last bone basis).Slight displacement & slightly affected joint. Do I need surgery? 2 docs said no by now. Possible long term consequences?

Broken toe (last bone basis).Slight displacement & slightly affected joint. Do I need surgery? 2 docs said no by now. Possible long term consequences?

Possible: A fracture involving the joint is more serious, however will often not require surgery. They will often monitor for proper healing and alignment. ...Read more

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Had crossover toe surgery 3 days ago. Wire/screws. Stay at home mom went shopping, did laundry, etc. Today. Feeling bad tonight. How long until recovery?

Had crossover toe surgery 3 days ago. Wire/screws. Stay at home mom went shopping, did laundry, etc. Today. Feeling bad tonight. How long until recovery?

Ask your surgeon.: This is the very type question that I'm sure your surgeon discussed with you before you consented to have the operation. The surgeon is in the best position to answer it since he (she) knows exactly what had to be performed to reposition the toe. If I had to guess, I'd say you're into this for at least 6-8 weeks. Total recovery could take 6 months. ...Read more

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Can you do surgery for broken toes?

Can you do surgery for broken toes?

It depends...: It depends on the type and location of the fracture. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. For a well aligned non displaced broken toe you may get by with walking with a rigid surgical shoe. Some fractures may require surgical management. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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How long DES it take to heal bone fracture in 81 year old after surgery (big toe fracture and wrist dislocation)?

6-8 weeks: Bone fractures are generally healed completely in 6-8 weeks. It is safe to say there is some degree of osteoporosis in a 81 year old but this is a general rule. ...Read more

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How long do the pins stay in after hmer toe surgery?

How long do the pins stay in after hmer toe surgery?

Approx 4-6 weeks: Assuming you are talking about an arthrodesis or fusion of the toe with a k- wire. ...Read more

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What is done during hammer toe surgery?

What is done during hammer toe surgery?

A small section: Of bone is removed, usually the end of the proximal phalanx, which frees up the joint and allows the toe to straighten. ...Read more

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How painful is it to get a hammer toe surgery?

How painful is it to get a hammer toe surgery?

Not terrible.: If you catch hammertoes early, a small, in-office procedure to release a tendon may allow the toe to lie straight. If the deformity is rigid, surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Post-op pain is controlled with elevation and a prescription medication from your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it okay to go to school right after toe surgery?

Is it okay to go to school right after toe surgery?

THAT WOULD ALL: Depend on the type of surgery you had which you did not say. Questions like this should really be asked to your surgeon as only know what he did. ...Read more

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What is the process of removal for hammer toe surgery?

What is the process of removal for hammer toe surgery?

Different types.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort. ...Read more

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Could ingrown toe surgery hurt?

Could ingrown toe surgery hurt?

Toe will be numb: Before the ingrown nail procedure, your doctor will numb your toe with an anesthetic. This is done using a needle so there might be a brief moment of discomfort. Once your toe is numb, you will not feel anything sharp or painful for the rest of the procedure. This numbness will last around 6-8 hours. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can an ingrown toe surgery feel?

Can somebody tell me how can an ingrown toe surgery feel?

You are: Given local anesthesia so you won't feel the surgery. Afterwards your toe is bandaged. There may be tenderness but usually no pain meds are needed.
If you have an ingrown toenail it is smart idea to have the procedure. ...Read more

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I had pinky toe surgery and now my toe is 1/4 shorter. What to do?

Not much: Since surgery was done on the toe, there is not much you can do to restore the length. ...Read more

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Crossover toe surgery 8 days ago. K wire/screw. Concerned. Toe is sticking up/not touching floor. Normal? Thank you.

Crossover toe surgery 8 days ago. K wire/screw. Concerned. Toe is sticking up/not touching floor. Normal? Thank you.

Ask about Purchase.: Depending on how the toe was surgerized, the toe not touching the floor could be fine, especially after only 8 days. If you are concerned, it is perfectly fine to ask the surgeon if the toe not purchasing the floor is normal at this post op day. ...Read more

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I got toe surgery yesterday, my toes are really sore?

I got toe surgery yesterday, my toes are really sore?

No doubt...: Your surgeon probably gave you a prescription for some pain meds. Try taking them as directed and applying cold packs, elevate the foot and rest. ...Read more

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Why would my podiatrist want to pin my daughters toe after a curly toe surgery?

Derotating Fix.: It is more than likely that the pin may be needed to hold the corrected toe in it's new position long enough for adequate post operative scarring to develop. This will offer the needed stability to better the chances for an acceptable corrective result. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your toe to be numb after having ingrown toe surgery?

Is it normal for your toe to be numb after having ingrown toe surgery?

See below.: Depending on the time that has expired since the procedure or how many injections it took to numb the toe often this is a common finding. Most resolve with time. It is referred to as a temporary neuropraxia and may require your doctor to inject your toe with a steroid if improvement isn't noted within weeks after. ...Read more

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I had toe surgery a week from yesterday and still I can not bend my toe?

I had toe surgery a week from yesterday and still I can not bend my toe?

Need more info: This case needs more info as far as what type of surgery was performed. Obviously if you had your toe fused or arthrodesis then you will not able to bend your toe however one week after a toe surgery your toe will be swollen and continue to be swollen for up to six months to a year. ...Read more

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Describe hammer toe surgery?

Describe hammer toe surgery?

Different types.: If you catch hammertoes in the early stages, a small, in-office procedure to release one of the tendons will often allow the toe to lie straight again. If the toe deformity has become rigid, the surgery is more involved. It's an outpatient procedure in an operating room, and can involve bone cuts, pins, screws, or other implants. Without surgery, your best bet is padding to reduce your discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Hubert Lee
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Toe Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a traumatic loss in continuity of the cortex of a bone; it is described as a toe fracture when it involves the digits ...Read more


Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more