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Old 10-11-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
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hallux limitus surgery

Keller procedure or fusion? I am male, 52, gym teacher/coach... so active. I don't really like the side effects of either, but am leaning towards fusion so as to maintain my ability to push off.

Make sense?Thanks

 
Old 10-11-2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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Re: hallux limitus surgery

Neither. Cheilectomy. I had it done 5 years ago (am 61 now) and I jog, dance, wear heels, etc. Call the Ravens or the Redskins front office and find out who they use for this (turf toe, runner's toe, tennis toe, etc). Go see him/her.

Also research Shaquille O'Neal. He had one back around 2002 when he was with the Lakers. Played about 10 weeks after procedure. Hasn't missed a beat since.

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Old 10-12-2007, 05:39 PM   #3
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Re: hallux limitus surgery

Your HL must be pretty advanced if your doctor is jumping directly to a Keller or fusion. You're right, the side effects of both procedures leaves much to be desired. I'd recommend getting a shoe insert to stiffen your toe (either a carbon plate or morton's extension) and see how you do with the stiffness. It will give you a good idea how your foot will respond post fusion and if you're still able to do all the things you want. That may help you make your decision.

 
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Re: hallux limitus surgery

i would like to know what you decided

 
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Re: hallux limitus surgery

If it was advanced enough for the Keller or a fusion it would be hallux rigidus, not limitus. I thnk he's got a doc who isn't comfortable doing a cheilectomy.

 
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