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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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Diagnosed today with a dislocated big toe and 2 large bone cysts. Told I need surgery.. How is the surgery done? What's the recovery process?

Diagnosed today with a dislocated big toe and 2 large bone cysts. Told I need surgery.. How is the surgery done? What's the recovery process?

Dislocated toe: It seems like to have 2 separate conditions. A dislocated toe would simply be reduced to the anatomical position and possibly held in place with a wire or screw until it completely heals. This typically would be anywhere from 6-8 weeks. Cysts in the bone may be due to many causes and would depend on the type of cyst as well as location. ...Read more

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Can surgical screws come loose? I have a screw in my big toe from a surgery to fix my dislocated big toe and bunion. I feel pain and grating lately.

Can surgical screws come loose? I have a screw in my big toe from a surgery to fix my dislocated big toe and bunion. I feel pain and grating lately.

YES: THEY COULD BECOME LOOSE. IF YOU FEEL PAIN YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR SURGEON ASAP. GET IT REMOVED OR REPLACED IF NEEDED. ...Read more

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I fractured and dislocated 2nd toe. Joint still big and does not bend yet. 6 weeks later andstill numb. Am I facing possible surgery or is it healing?

I fractured and dislocated 2nd toe. Joint still big and does not bend yet. 6 weeks later andstill numb. Am I facing possible surgery or is it healing?

Sausage toe: The bigness could be due to residual swelling which could also contribute to the numbness and lack of bending. Based on the severity of the fracture, six weeks may not be long enough to effect healing. I think you need to have it reimaged and examined by a foot specialist. ...Read more

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Tore all ligaments in my foot and dislocated the bones, had surgery and screw put all back in place, how long should I expect to heal?

Tore all ligaments in my foot and dislocated the bones, had surgery and screw put all back in place, how long should I expect to heal?

Your surgeon: Can best answer this. We don't know the extent of your injury by the info given. But, your looking at at 6-8 weeks at minimum. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a dislocated extensor tendon (snapping tendon) foot. Doc recommended surgery. Will it get worse if untreated? Ortho or Podiatrist please

Diagnosed with a dislocated extensor tendon (snapping tendon) foot. Doc recommended surgery. Will it get worse if untreated? Ortho or Podiatrist please

LIKE TO KNOW MORE: Is it the tendon to the big toe, or one of the lesser toes? Where on the foot does it dislocate? Injury? If a podiatrist, go to abfas. Org, to find a board certified podiatrist in your area. ...Read more

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What prescription will the doctor probably give me for having bunion surgery for my dislocated joint in my foot?

What prescription will the doctor probably give me for having bunion surgery for my dislocated joint in my foot?

Medication: I use post operative medication in the narcotic class for the first few days. I do not use nsaids until the surgical site is healed (not the bone) as these can mask cardinal signs of infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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I broke both tibia ad fibula just above the ankle joint and dislocated my ankle. Surgery three months ago fixed the bones with a plate and five screws in one and three screws in the other. I still cannot bear weight on the affected foot and when I try I g

I broke both tibia ad fibula just above the ankle joint and dislocated my ankle. Surgery three months ago fixed the bones with a plate and five screws in one and three screws in the other. I still cannot bear weight on the affected foot and when I try I g

Healed?: I suspect if you still can't bear weight that the bones have not healed or have shifted in a way that causes pain. You need to see your orthopaedic surgeon for x-rays and an evaluation. Make sure they review your injury and the current state o healing with you. ...Read more

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What is toe surgery like?

What is toe surgery like?

It is simple: It is a very simple procedure. If it is for hammertoe correction, it is relatively quick surgery may 15-20 minutes. You will be able to walk after the surgery but this may lead to a lot of swelling and healing could take longer. It will take about a month to return back to normal shoes. ...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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What is hammer toe surgery like?

What is hammer toe surgery like?

Hammertoe repair: An incision is made overlying the contracted joint. The soft tissue attachments are released exposing the joint. The joint may be left separated or fusion of the ends may be attempted. For fusion, the cartilaginous ends of the bone are removed and the ends are approximated and stabilized via a wire, screw, pin, or implant. The contracted tendons may need to be cut or lengthened. ...Read more

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What happens after curly toe surgery?

What happens after curly toe surgery?

Quick recovery: Typically, surgery for a curly toe deformity is followed by immediate weightbearing in a protective shoe. Expect some swelling in the toe for approximately 6 weeks. Your surgeon may also want you to buddy tape the toe after surgery. ...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

Toes (Definition)

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