Great Toe Joint Fusion Surgery
Great Toe Joint Fusion Surgery: Once you get over losing some motion, the long term reviews are unbeatable and almost everyone is happy with the results! This procedure involves fusing the big toe joint at the base and is considered the ultimate big toe surgery in terms of happiness and expected results. Everyone is shocked when they are told that they are going to lose there big toe joint, but many long term follows find that patients are most happy with this procedure.
Indications for Great Toe Joint Fusion Surgery:
- Hallux limitus.
- Hallux Rigidus
- Osteoarthritis of the Great Toe.
- Severe gout of the big toe.
Great Toe Joint Fusion Surgery Procedure:
Fusion of the big toe joint guarantees that if the fusion surgery is successful, there will never be another deformity that takes place in that area. A bunion will never reform and joint osteoarthritis will never have the chance to re-develop.
The only people who should avoid this type of surgery are people who plan on regularly wearing high heeled shoes over 1-inc, or people like carpet layers or professional bowlers who must regularly pivot off of their big toe joint.
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Great Toe Joint Fusion Recovery Time
Recovery time is usually a couple months total ( 2months), but you will only be non-weight bearing in a cast for the first couple of weeks, then the rest of the time will be spent in a surgical shoe that you can walk around in.
There are certain things you can do to make the healing time faster and slower, they are detailed in this big toe joint fusion recovery time guide:
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