Originally Posted by gimpy123
Hi- I have a tarsal coalition which is osseous and arthritic. I am scheduled for surgery in two weeks and I am so nervous about the recovery.
I was told it would be 2 weeks off my feet and 6 weeks in a cast on crutches. Has anyone had this type of fusion done? My tarsal coalition is from birth and I let it go too long without surgery. I am 32 now and I feel like I have no other choice but to have the surgery. Also i want to get pregnant and am scared to even try until this is fixed. If anyone has a similar experience please let me know!! Thanks!!
Is this fusion in your toe joint? I am not sure where the tarsal is in the foot. The reason I ask is that I have to have a bone fusion in the joint of my big toe because there is practically no cartilige left. The doctor said I will be on crutches or a walker for 6-11 weeks and I am depressed about this situation. I am wondering how painful this surgery will be for me???
Thank you if you can give me any information.