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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
Maybe: It depends on whether you are talking about fusing the toe (interphalangeal) joint or the joint where the toe meets the metatarsal bone (metatarsophalangeal). The former shouldn't affect activity or shoe wear. If the later joint is fused, you'll be able to run but wearing heels will depend on what angle the toe is fused. A higher angle will allow heels but the toe will stick up in the air in flats. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had big toe fusion on oct 14th and toe is now pointing upwards and crossing over second toe. Is this normal outcome?
I am 5 weeks post big toe fusion and I also have a fx fibula - should I still be having pain requiring narcotics?
Why cast and crutches for 6 weeks after big toe fusion surgery ? Definitely not what was discussed in advance ....
This could be needed: Depending on the fixation used, your age, general health and the quality of your bone, you my require 6 weeks or longer with cast/boot and crutches to heal. The 2 bones must be kept in close proximity and still relative to each other in order for the fusion site to heal. Sometimes a bone stimulator is required but this is not expected. Smoking can delay healing of the fusion site as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers