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How long are you in cast after a subtalar joint fusion?

How long are you in cast after a subtalar joint fusion?

6-8 weeks: You are probably looking 6-8 wks of cast after the procedure..Depending how good you heal/feel. Often an xray is done to assure proper healing/alignment etc...Before the cast is removed. Your surgeon will be the best person at estimating how much time is needed because he/she knew what was done to you and for you... Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Hadfield
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Joint Fusion (Definition)

Also called an arthrodesis. The porpose of a joint fusion is to stop motion of the joint. The joint surfaces are removed and some type of fixation may be added. The boney surfaces heal to each other essentially making one bone where there used to be two separated by the joint. A fusion may be done fr pain, deformity, weakness or dysfunction. Fusions are permanent but they can ...Read more


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Any ideas why my ankle aches but doesn't really hurt after a subtalar joint fusion?

Any ideas why my ankle aches but doesn't really hurt after a subtalar joint fusion?

Change in position: The surgery you had changes the position of the foot and decreases motion, therefore my experience aching, but should go away with time. ...Read more

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Tell me about subtalar joint fusion?

Tell me about subtalar joint fusion?

See below: It is usually done for instability and it is where 2 bones the talus and calcaneous are surgically fused together. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a subtalar joint fusion and iliac bone graft?

What can I expect from a subtalar joint fusion and iliac bone graft?

Improved Stability: Your foot and ankle should meet the ground with improved stabiity. It will be less likely to collapse and roll your heel out under weight bearing. ...Read more

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What does talonavicular is joint fusion révision mean?

What does talonavicular is joint fusion révision mean?

Repeat fusion: There is a joint between your talus and navicular bones in which there is normally motion. A fusion is done to try to permanently eliminate motion in that joint, usually with the goal of improving pain. Revision suggests the surgery was done before and was unsuccessful, requiring another surgery. ...Read more

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Is sacroiliac joint fusion surgery a major surgery?

Is sacroiliac joint fusion surgery a major surgery?

Safe but yes: The si joint fusion is only indicated for patients that have failed extensive conservative care and have been symptomatic for at least 6 months. It is a viable option but most patients will get better with appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Will I have to spend time off school if I have a thumb joint fusion?

Will I have to spend time off school if I have a thumb joint fusion?

Depends: Is it your dominant thumb( writing hand)? You may want a day or two off if it is very painful after surgery. ...Read more

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I may need a joint fusion. Who do I see. What should I do?

I may need a joint fusion. Who do I see. What should I do?

Orthopedic Surgeon: If you need a joint fusion, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the area of the body or the joint in question. ...Read more

Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more