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    Posted: Jan/10/2015 at 4:46pm
Has anyone had Big toe fusion of joint surgery? Having bone fused with screws and metal plate and wondered if anyone has had this op done?thankyou
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Hi Paul,
 
Glad you found us. I don't remember reading about this operation on the site, but it's possible a search of toe fusion might come up with something.
 
I do know one of our members has had her big toe joints replaced due to arthritis, but that's not what you asked.
 
Hope someone can help.
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Hi Bailey and thankyou Smile
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Paul,

Tammie, one of our Support Members (t-kay) has had this done twice with very good success.  I am sure she will be around as soon as she can.  Stevie

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hangingon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2015 at 6:55pm
Yes Tammie had toe joints replaced not fused. I wish I can get that after getting the 2 lumbar rfa's its my feet I am still having issues with
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Paul,
If you get this surgery done on your toe (s), I wish you luck and a successful out come.


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Late 1997 attended 1st Rehab Program to strengthen back. Mid 98 PCP took me off work. Tried going back to work over the next couple years, mostly off work due to pain.
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HI There.
I did have both my large toe joints replaced. The surgery was very successful.

I hope your surgery goes well. I opted not to have my joints fused as I am still too young I was told to have them fused.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote paul in pain Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2015 at 4:13pm
Thankyou Ladies for the response,As you ladies wear heels it was told to me that joint replacement is best for you however for men the best thing would be a fusion however I must admit that I am having my doubts,my surgery is planned for feb 18th,i am seeing the surgeon on Tuesday and possibly will tell him how I feel,he did seem to think it would benefit me though,i am worried that I will totally lose all the movement,even though I am in pain at the moment,less of 2 evils me thinks...
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I seriously doubt that many of our female members are walking around in very high heels these days.  Not with all of the pain the rest of our bodies are in.

But, do you really feel that fusion will cause that much difficulty?  I have my entire lower spine fused and can't tell the difference, to be honest.  So, I don't know how much loss fusion of the toes would be.

I'm just talking off the top of my head.  Tammie, who knows far more about this than me is your best guide on the subject on this website.   I hope whatever you decide brings you much relief of pain. Oh, and very willing to learn about the benefits vs risks of either procedure for other members who face this.   Stevie

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tkay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2015 at 10:02am
HI Again.

I do wear heels, but nothing over an inch. I do not wear them all day long, either. I tend to wear many different types of shoes throughout a week, too. There are times where I do change shoes part way through the day. (I have arthritis in other parts of my feet)

This will be the large toe joint of your big toe, you will NOT be able to bend the joint. I have full range of motion with the toe joint replacement.

I also had bunion surgery on both large toes at the time of the joint replacement.
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