Pros and Cons of Big Toe Joint Fusion: This is the most predictable procedure available to the foot and ankle surgery. This is reliable and essential ensures you will only need one surgery if your life if all goes well. The down side is that it is very permanent and you will no longer have motion in the joint.
The big toe joint fusion is recognized as being the “most permanent and satisfactory correction of hallux valgus(bunion)”. Numerous studies over the years have indicated that this is the most predictable and effective surgery for any type of bit toe joint deformity or arthritis.
Frequently asked questions:
-Nonunion and mal-position are the two major complications.
-Nonunion- this can be prevented by proper fenestration and ensuring that the patient does not have any systemic problems such as smoking or diabetes. If this does occur the painful non-union will need to be excised and then filled in with a bone graft.
This guide will detail the length of specific step by step bone spur surgery recovery time.
Day 1: Top of the Foot Spur Removal Surgery Day:
Day 7: Top of the Foot Bone Spur Removal Surgery Postoperative Visit #1:
Week 2-3: Top of the Foot Bone Spur Removal Surgery Postoperative Visit #2:
Week 5: Postoperative Visit #3:
2 Months: Postoperative Visit #4:
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