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For hallux rigidus, one surgeon said joint replacement, & one, fusion. I'm still mobile & want the less risky bone spur surgery. What do you advise?

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In brief: Voice your opinion

I would get another opinion and let your feelings be known.
You can have a surgery to clean up the joint as long as you know it's not the final solution. It could buy you some time before a fusion/implant.

In brief: Voice your opinion

I would get another opinion and let your feelings be known.
You can have a surgery to clean up the joint as long as you know it's not the final solution. It could buy you some time before a fusion/implant.
Dr. Kristine Nemes
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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: Have it evaluated.

The fusion will limit your mobility of the joint.
The joint replacement will last 10-20 years depending on your weight and level of activity. One would need to do a thorough history and physical exam and review the x-rays to give you your best options.

In brief: Have it evaluated.

The fusion will limit your mobility of the joint.
The joint replacement will last 10-20 years depending on your weight and level of activity. One would need to do a thorough history and physical exam and review the x-rays to give you your best options.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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