Re: hallux rigidus surgery
I'm not familiar with your surgery, but I can sympathize about agonizing over the decision making process. I'm 4 days post op from my surgery. It took me a few years to make this decision to have this surgery. Actually I injured myself again, and that was the last straw for me, I couldn't take it anymore!! I wish I had done this a few years ago. I tried everything else, suffered through several injuries, including severe sprains, fractures, dislocation....everything!! I was afraid that I would open up a whole other set of problems by having this surgery.
Finally I took everything into my own hands, I did a ton if research, I found a great suergon and I made sure I knew everything possible about the surgery, recovery and everything in between. I feel like I made the right decision and can't wait to get my life back!!
Good luck in your decision and do what is best for you and your quality of life.
Surgery 3/5/13 - Modified Brostrom Repair with allograft and removal of scar tissue from peroneal tendon, L Ankle