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Broken Toe Surgery Recovery Time
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Broken toe (last bone basis).Slight displacement & slightly affected joint. Do I need surgery? 2 docs said no by now. Possible long term consequences?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers