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Can you wear heels with a toe fusion?

Can you wear heels with a toe fusion?

Yes: No problem, the joint closer to the foot isn't fused and has plenty of motion. ...Read more

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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


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How long after a toe fusion can you walk?

How long after a toe fusion can you walk?

Quite soon.: The answer depends on the fusion method. But, for the most part, you can walk on it right away. You must take it easy on the amount of walking, paying particular attention on not bending or otherwise injuring the fusion site. ...Read more

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Will i need orthotics after big toe fusion?

Will i need orthotics after big toe fusion?

Not necessarily: It depends why you were dispensed the orthotic in the first place. Big toe fusions in and of themselves do not require special orthotics. ...Read more

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How long after a big toe fusion surgery does it take for the pain to go away in the toe?

It takes a year : Or so to fully recover from any major injury or surgery. Basic healing from a fusion takes about 2 months, but there is often still some "nuisance" aches and pains thereafter, gradually subsiding over several more months. ...Read more

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After a big toe fusion can I run or wear heels ever again?

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 more

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I am 5 weeks post big toe fusion and I also have a fx fibula - should I still be having pain requiring narcotics?

I am 5 weeks post big toe fusion and I also have a fx fibula - should I still be having pain requiring narcotics?

What pain....: At 5 weeks post fusion, the pain should be at a minimum. You might even go with a NSAID for relief. Call your surgeon for his input. ...Read more

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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 more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more