Re: Bunionectomy - Keller Procedure Question
Ffor waht it's worth, I've had 4 opinions on what to do about my Hallux Rigidus. All recemmend the Keller for me as I have very little cartilege. I am 65 but very active and try to power walk about 45 min. per day. All reassured me that today the procedure is done a little different than 20 yrs ago with tendon release, etc and they all said they would make inserts post-op to assist with the "push-off" problem. No one mentioned any pins, wires, screws, etc.
I'll be watching your posts to see how you make out. I am back in Fla for the winter now and the more rigid my toe gets, the less it hurts so I have been putting this off for some time. I would love to be able to wear sandals and dress shoes for a short time without pain. Just too busy to sit still for the recovery! One Dr. told me about 3 weeks and the latest Dr told me to plan on being off my foot as much as possible for minimum of 2 weeks....and expect a 4-6 week recovery period.