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Scheduled for Surgery-correct dorsiflex osteotomy angle, cheilectomy & remove arthritic sesamoid(s). How best to stop problems from sesamoid removal?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Good footwear-

Also inserts that unload the metatarsal heads is something to ask your surgeon about.

In brief: Good footwear-

Also inserts that unload the metatarsal heads is something to ask your surgeon about.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry

In brief: Oh sesame-oid.

The mere fact that you are aware of the many possible problems with sesamoid surgery, is telling.
It is safe to say that you can almost guarantee post-operative issues, if the sesamoid bones are removed. Of course, depending on your pre-operative symptoms, this may be an equitable exchange. These potential problems should be discussed in detail with your surgeon before your consent.

In brief: Oh sesame-oid.

The mere fact that you are aware of the many possible problems with sesamoid surgery, is telling.
It is safe to say that you can almost guarantee post-operative issues, if the sesamoid bones are removed. Of course, depending on your pre-operative symptoms, this may be an equitable exchange. These potential problems should be discussed in detail with your surgeon before your consent.
Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith
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