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Doctor insights on: Is It Bad If I Postpone My Hallux Rigidus Surgery For A Month

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Dr. Adam Keslonsky
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Hallux Rigidus (Definition)

Simply stated, it is the inability to flex or other wise move the great toe at the metatasal phalangeal joint. This is the joint where the big toe meets the foot. If the big toe has some, but limited movement, then it is referred ...Read more


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Is it bad if I postpone my hallux rigidus surgery for a month?

Is it bad if I postpone my hallux rigidus surgery for a month?

No: Considering it took many years for this arthritic condition to develop, waiting one month is no big problem. ...Read more

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How painful is hallux rigidus surgery?

First: Everyone perceives pain differently. Second, there are many different procedures to cure this issue. Rest assured if you have pain and this is why you are doing the surgery, you will be given pain killers for post op and ultimately your problem will be fixed. ...Read more

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If you have beginnings of hallux rigidus with no pain, how many years might it be before you need surgery.

Sometimes never: Hallux rigidus can sometimes be treated conservatively with orthotics and steroid injections. If that fails, surgery may be necessary, but how long that may be depends on patients pain tolerance and activity level. Type of surgery varies from joint preserving procedures to joint replacement or fusion. ...Read more

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Which doctors have experience performing hallux rigidus minimally invasive surgery in nj/pa or nearby states?

See below: You can also see a podiatrist who is trained in surgery and care of the foot and ankle. Remember there are several ways to correct hallux rigidus. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

It depends...: Usually 4-6 weeks but it depends on the type of procedure performed and on the individual that it was performed on. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

Depends: On what procedure. If simple cheilectomy (shaving of spur) then sutures for 2weeks. A post op shoe is usually dispensed to be worn for 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have osteoarthritus in my big toe (hallux rigidus) ive had a chilectomy to help take some weight off my bad toe/foot?

What to do if I have osteoarthritus in my big toe (hallux rigidus) ive had a chilectomy to help take some weight off my bad toe/foot?

Did the cheilectomy : Work at all? If it did for a number of years you could consider another. If it did not work then your options include: 1) an osteotomy 2) a Keller bunionectomy 3) a fusion 4) an implant A foot surgeon should be able to detail the pros and cons of each procedure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have osteoarthritus in my big toe (hallux rigidus) i've had a chilectomy to help take some weight off my bad toe/foot?

What to do if I have osteoarthritus in my big toe (hallux rigidus) i've had a chilectomy to help take some weight off my bad toe/foot?

Did the : Cheilectomy not work? Options include an implant, fusing the big toe and metatarsal or a procedure like a keller bunionectomy where a piece of the base of the great toe is removed in order to create space where the bones won't grind on each other. ...Read more