Re: Had Bunion surgery need info on gait
I had my toe fused earlier this year, it sounds like the angle of your fusion is too high. The goal for my toe was between 15 and 20 degrees, I came it at 17. Now keep in mind that I am a female and typically they fuse women with a higher degree than men because of the heels on shoes. The DPM who did my fusion told me the only time he does men with the same or higher degree of fusion is if they always wear cowboy boots.
You need to have them measure the angle from your x-rays, like I said my first thought is that the angle to to high and that is why you feel unstable. Just for your own reference, fusion can be redone if needed, you should not feel unstable when walking.
If I can answer and further questions, please let me know. Good luck! -eko
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