Deciding between Joint Replacement and Fusion
I was hoping that some of you could help me make a decision regarding whether to have the joint replaced on my MPJ joint or going ahead and just getting it fused. I've read people have had problems with joint replacements and end up having to fuse it anyways. But, I'm only 32 years old and not sure if I want to have it fused or not. I injured it in college and didn't get the proper treatment for it and now a lot of my cartilage is gone. Of course causing significant amounts of pain. I'm planning on having it done this summer and I need to call the doctor to schedule a surgery date. Anyone that has an advice for me I would greatly appreciate it. Also if anyone knows about recovery time. How long will I be out of work? I'm on my feet a lot at my job. Thanks for taking the time.