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Old 06-18-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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bilateral MTP fusion

I am on the waiting list for bilateral MTP fusion and wonder if anyone else has had both feet done at the same time. I am wondering what I am up against for recovery? I don't really want to go through two separate surgeries and recoveries.

 
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Re: bilateral MTP fusion

Both fusions at one time? How will you get around? Fusions are NWB for several weeks. Will you have full time help for 4-6 weeks or more - bathroom, everything? Very unusual that the ortho would recommend this.

 
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:24 PM   #3
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Re: bilateral MTP fusion

Yes, I am retired as is my husband and he is fully prepared to get me through this. I just wanted to hear from anybody else that did both feet at once so We could prepare ourselves. Thanks for the reply.

 
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Re: bilateral MTP fusion

All I can say is you are very brave. I don't think I could face that long off my feet altogether. It was bad enough being off one for 5 days when I had my last cheilectomy!

 
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