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.

Great Toe Joint Fusion Surgery

Big Toe Joint Fusion


Indications for Great Toe Joint Fusion Surgery:

  • Hallux limitus.
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Bunion.
  • 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:

Big Toe Joint Fusion Recovery Time


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The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.