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How long does it take to totally heal from a sesamoidectomy?

How long does it take to totally heal from a sesamoidectomy?

Months: The foot has a dense sensory innervation scars on the bottom of the foot are poorly tolerated. ...Read more

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My big toe is partially numb after my sesamoidectomy 3 weeks ago. Will the numbness go away? How long does this take?

My big toe is partially numb after my sesamoidectomy 3 weeks ago. Will the numbness go away? How long does this take?

Probably, months: Depending on what sesamoid was taken out, some nerves can get stretched or damaged. A stretched nerve will usually recover over a few months but improvement may continue for up to 18 months. A damaged nerve may recover, bit there may be some permanent numbness. Only time will tell and there is not much to do in the meantime. ...Read more

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How much time does recovery for sesamoidectomy take?

3-6 months: The initial healing is relatively quick 3-4 weeks, but until 100% it may take many months. It is important to follow your doctors post-op instructions and don't push it. ...Read more

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I just had a sesamoidectomy 2 weeks ago, how long until I can return to work and normal activities?

I just had a sesamoidectomy 2 weeks ago, how long until I can return to work and normal activities?

Touchy surgery.: There are two sesamoid bones. Either one can be totally or partially removed, for a variety of reasons. Normal activities and work vary from person to person. Because of so many variables, your best answer to the post operative time frame is best answered by the surgeon who performed the work and is familiar with your lifestyle particulars. In general, this surgery is often unpredictable. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm getting a sesamoidectomy tomorrow and I was wondering how long the surgery is?

What do you advise if I'm getting a sesamoidectomy tomorrow and I was wondering how long the surgery is?

I advise you: To ask your surgeon any questions you may have regarding your surgery. (It should take under an hour though if that's all they are doing). ...Read more

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How long does a "full" recovery usually take after a sesmoidectomy? Worst little injury I have ever had and I have had a lot. I am over 12 months post op and still have pain and possibly related "referred pain" to the base of my 4th and 5th toes at the

How long does a "full" recovery usually take after a sesmoidectomy? Worst little injury I have ever had and I have had a lot. I am over 12 months post op and still have pain and possibly related "referred pain" to the base of my 4th and 5th toes at the

You: You have two sesamoid bones, but since you made reference to an injury, I'm going to assume you fractured your tibial sesamoid, which is the one furthest away from the pinky toe, and the one more exposed, less protected, and more susceptible to injury.

The sesamoids act as fulcrums and are invested in one of the flexor tendons near the bottom of the big toe, and their purpose is to give more leverage (power) to the flexor tendons as to equate the power of the extensor tendons. When a tibial sesamoid is removed, two things are usually also done: the extensor tendon of the big toe is lengthened (to offset the loss of power of the flexor tendon after the sesamoid is removed), and a special type of repair is made to the joint capsule of the big toe to prevent it from turning in, which can occur after the tibial sesamoid is removed.

So not only are you facing the consequences of walking on this thing for a year, but you also probably had more stuff done than just have the sesamoid removed.

Nevertheless, now at 12 months post-op, you shouldn't really be limping.
I recommend you get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What is a sesamoidectomy?

What is a sesamoidectomy?

Removal of bone: It is removal of an accessory bone. Most often removal of one of the sesamoid bones under the 1st metatarsal. ...Read more

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Could I join the navy after sesamoidectomy 2 years ago?

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I had a sesamoidectomy 3 weeks ago. When will I be pain free? When can I walk comfortably again?

I had a sesamoidectomy 3 weeks ago. When will I be pain free? When can I walk comfortably again?

It takes time: After a sesamoidectomy, pain relief will occur but this can take time most of your improvement will be seen in the first three months, but you can improve pain and function up to 1 year. ...Read more

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I had tibial sesamoidectomy 4 weeks ago. I had 2 pt apts. This week. After both pt sessions, I was bedridden with pain. Should pt be this painful?

I had tibial sesamoidectomy 4 weeks ago. I had 2 pt apts. This week. After both pt sessions, I was bedridden with pain. Should pt be this painful?

No: Pt can be uncomfortable, but "bedridden with pain" goes too far. Be sure to communicate this with your pt, and if at all in doubt, let your surgeon know you are still in so much pain. Four weeks out you should be feeling better. Most importantly communicate what your feeling with your doctor. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read more

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I had surgery last November on my right foot. It was a plantar fibular sesamoidectomy. I experience sharp pain on a specific spot on the scar. Normal?

I had surgery last November on my right foot. It was a plantar fibular sesamoidectomy. I experience sharp pain on a specific spot on the scar. Normal?

No, but can happen.: Foot surgery, especially in the area of the sesamoid bones, is not without risk. Incisions always leave scar tissue and the scared tissue can sometimes cause residual pain in the incision site area. It is important to consider this risk, even more so, when a plantar incision is made. ...Read more

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Had a tibial sesmoidectomy about a year ago. Have had chronic pain since. My doctor has tried everything possible and nothing has worked. What now?

Had a tibial sesmoidectomy about a year ago. Have had chronic pain since. My doctor has tried everything possible and nothing has worked. What now?

Pain Specialist: As medicines and surgery have failed, the next steps may be pain medication injections or nerve blocks. The nerves that transmit the pain may also be burned out. I would see a pain management specialist about these and potentially other options. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a tubuligation reversal?

How long does it take to heal from a tubuligation reversal?

Depends: It depends on how the surgery was done: laparoscopy or laparotomy. For a mini laparotomy it usually takes approximately one month. Every fertility center has different recommendation on when to try and conceive. In our center we usually recommend one month of waiting before attempting a pregnancy. The area around the scar can take a while before feeling normal again. ...Read more

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For how long does it take to heal from an omentectomy before you can return to work?

For how long does it take to heal from an omentectomy before you can return to work?

Depends on reason: Omentectomy is a procedure where the lining of the abdominal cavity, the omentum is removed. But this is usually done for a certain reason, in many cases associated with cancer debunking operations, such as for ovarian or gastric cancer. This is often a fairly large open operation, so healing is varied and dependent on what reason it was done for, if for cancer, what the extent of involvement is. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a mpfl reconstruction?

How long does it take to heal from a mpfl reconstruction?

Incision: It usually takes 2-3 weeks for incisions to heal. Even then they still will be tender and weaker than skin that has not been cut. Be patient and follow the instructions of your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from having condyloma removed? Its been almost three weeks no improvements.

How long does it take to heal from having condyloma removed? Its been almost three weeks no improvements.

Try again: Exactly what was used to "remove" them? What, exactly, do you mean by "heal"? To get an answer you must specify the treatment used. Do you have sores or scabs, or do you mean that the warts remain? Are they in or near the vagina, or are they anal? ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a nerve spasm?

How long does it take to heal from a nerve spasm?

Please explain: Sorry, you will have to repost your question with an explanation of what a "nerve spasm" is. It's a term I have never heard before. I've never heard any doctor use the term and I've never read it in any book. What does it mean? ...Read more

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How long does it take gums to heal from a scaling?

How long does it take gums to heal from a scaling?

Deep cleaning: You are likely talking about post operative discomfort. It all depends on how bad your gum disease is. Typically, most of my patients are back to normal in a few days and only need some Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Some people are better the next day and some take up to a month. The latter being very unusual. Warm salt water rinses a few times a day will help. Hang in there ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from meniscus injury?

How long does it take to heal from meniscus injury?

It depend: If the injury is tear of the meniscus and the tear was taken by arthoscopy it should take 3-4 weeks to heal. If the meniscus was repaired it take about 3-6 month. Good luck. Thanks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from ACL reconstruction?

How long does it take to heal from ACL reconstruction?

5-12 months, varies: This is highly variable depending on other injuries in the knee, the activity level you are returning to, and the type of surgery/graft choice used to replace your acl. In general, daily activities and sedentary work can be resumed in 2-6 weeks. Full healing of the graft varies from 6 months to 2 years. Most sports can be resumed at 6-9 months, but normal strength and function may take longer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your tailbone to heal from a crack?

How long does it take for your tailbone to heal from a crack?

Depends: Depending on size and severity of the crack/fracture and how active you are it could take up to 6-8 weeks or more. Definitely take it easy and don't push yourself too much while healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for shoulder bursitis to heal and recover?

How long does it take for shoulder bursitis to heal and recover?

2-4 weeks: Most tendonitis/bursitis resolves with rest, ice, and nsaid's. If symptoms persist, consider being evaluated by a shoulder specialist. Occasionally, a cortisone injection or formal pt may be indicated. Certainly, if symptoms persist beyond this, further workup or teting may be required to look for a more significant injury. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from thyroglossal cyst sistrunk procedure?

How long does it take to heal from thyroglossal cyst sistrunk procedure?

Fairly quickly: Within a week back to 80% and back to work. Completely healed about 6 weeks. ...Read more