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Old 04-23-2011, 12:12 PM   #16
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Re: Toe joint fusion surgery--anyone had?

I also had this same fusion procedure( plate and screws - no cast) on Mar. 25th 2011. I was told I could weight bear on my heel as I could stand it but was to sit with my foot elevated most of the time. I have been back to the doctor once - after three weeks - he checked the incision and declared it looking good. However, he told me to continue to sit with it up most of the time until I see him again on May. 26 - 2 months after surgery. Cannot return to work until July 1 and can only wear a "cast boot" or after surgery boot until after next visit. I no longer have any pain in my toe and I assume it will be stiff when I can walk on it again. It has been set at 15 degrees, I think. The recovery is a bit long and arduous and I am being very careful not to undo the fusion. Apparently, that is one of the most common problems - bearing weight on toes too soon and preventing correct fusion. I'm looking forward to wearing some new shoes - no longer the clunky orthopedic ones.

Last edited by canadian2; 04-23-2011 at 12:17 PM.