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How long does it take to heal from a cheilectomy with microfractures of my mtp joint?

How long does it take to heal from a cheilectomy with microfractures of my mtp joint?

Assuming that you-: -mean your great toe, I can speak from experience. Mine took 2 years 2 be really comfortable & able 2 workout with no pain. Sounds like a long time 2 wait but it gradually improves. I am talking about really good. Much better a choice than a replacement or fusion . In my practice that's all i did for DJD of the great toe all were happy no returns with increased complaints. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an ill defined densities projected posterior to the sesamoid bone subjacent to the 1st MTP joint?

What does it mean to have an ill defined densities projected posterior to the sesamoid bone subjacent to the 1st MTP joint?

Radiograph: The ill defined density is some structure that is radio opaque on an X-ray. This could be a calcification or possibly a foreign body ...Read more

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Hello, yesterday I dropped a metal pole on my foot and now the area of my MTP joint is bruised and swollen. Could it be broken? Do I need an x-Ray?

Hello, yesterday I dropped a metal pole on my foot and now the area of my MTP joint is bruised and swollen. Could it be broken? Do I need an x-Ray?

RICE treatment.: If you haven't already, it would be helpful to Rest you foot. Use an Ice application. Mild compression splinting and elevation are the initial treatment instructions. There is no way of telling if there is a fracture or just soft tissue damage. to remove all doubt you will need to visit a clinic for an X-ray. ...Read more

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Sudden onset pain MTP joint. Xray showed bipartite sesamoid, no fracture. MRI identified only reactive marrow oedema, what are my treatment options?

Sudden onset pain MTP joint. Xray showed bipartite sesamoid, no fracture. MRI identified only reactive marrow oedema, what are my treatment options?

This is a difficult : Thing to treat. You can try custom orthotics with a built in dancers pad. If you work out or excercise you will have to stop for an extended time period. The sesamoid bone is small and the blood supply very tenuous so you need to be very cautious. Other options include crutch walking for a couple or weeks or wearing a stiff sole shoe so you don't propulse at the mpj allowing rest of the joint. ...Read more

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I fell down the stairs and my metatarsophalangeal joint is in pain . What should I do and I'm a college student so Im trying not to miss class?

Those darn stairs.: Well without an x-ray evaluation one could never really know as to a possible fracture. Having said that, You need to be on the RICE diet. Rest. Ice applied. Compression dressing and Elevation. Crutches can help to get around but until it is evaluated, your are in the hands of mother nature and good old common sense. Now go out there and win one for the Gipper. ...Read more

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Incomplete fx of the proximal phalanx of the right great toe w/ a 3mm chip type fx Also slight deviation of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. Heal time?

Incomplete fx of the proximal phalanx of the right great toe w/ a 3mm chip type fx Also slight deviation of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint. Heal time?

4 to 8 weeks: This can take 4 to 8 weeks depending on whether you use crutches and remain non weight bearing and/or wear an air boot cast too. The deviation of the joint is a concern and may need prolonged splinting to prevent long term joint damage . ...Read more

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Early degen. changes 1st MTP joint w/ bunion formation. Considerable soft tissue swelling along dorsum of foot. Means? Told had arthritis, what kind?

Early degen. changes 1st MTP joint w/ bunion formation. Considerable soft tissue swelling along dorsum of foot. Means? Told had arthritis, what kind?

DJD: If your doctor did not do any lab work and told you that you have arthritis he or she probably means osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease or "wear and tear" arthritis. This commonly occurs in conjunction with bunions and in the midfoot. ...Read more

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What are disadvantages if any of being double jointed?

What are disadvantages if any of being double jointed?

Joint injury: Ligamentous laxity can led to joint subluxation or dislocation without a significant injury. You need to keep the muscles around the joint strong to prevent injury. With multiple injuries you have an increased chance to develop arthritis in that joint. ...Read more