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How does foot bone fusion surgery work?
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In brief: See below
In a simplified answer, the cartillage is removed from the ends of the bones to be fused and then the bones are fixated together with either a screw, screw and plate.
This prevents motion of the bone so that it can heal.

In brief: See below
In a simplified answer, the cartillage is removed from the ends of the bones to be fused and then the bones are fixated together with either a screw, screw and plate.
This prevents motion of the bone so that it can heal.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Joints are fused by removing the cartilage and placing the two raw bone ends together and fixating with screws and/or a plate.
There are external fixators that can be used as well.

In brief: Depends
Joints are fused by removing the cartilage and placing the two raw bone ends together and fixating with screws and/or a plate.
There are external fixators that can be used as well.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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In brief: Fusion
As stated - the cartilage is removed and the bone fixated in a way to achieve fusion.
Please ask these questions to your surgeon so you can be informed.

In brief: Fusion
As stated - the cartilage is removed and the bone fixated in a way to achieve fusion.
Please ask these questions to your surgeon so you can be informed.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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