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decompressive osteotomy and hammertoe repair

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Old 02-17-2014, 10:51 PM   #1
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Exclamation decompressive osteotomy and hammertoe repair

Hello. So I am a young ICU nurse who has Ehlers Danlos (collagen disorder). I had been having a lot of foot problems with my R foot. It showed extensive arthritis in the big toe joint as well as a hammertoe ( I was born with that). Obviously with my work I am always on my feet and I love to hike, but it was starting to hurt and swell being on my feet. So the podiatrist decided a decompressive osteotomy ( I have a few screws) and hammertoe repair of the second toe with pin was to be done. I had the surgery a week ago. Stitches will come out in a week. I have been trying to move my big toe up and down to prevent stiffness. Couple things have me worried though. He told me I can go back to work after 2 weeks of rest ( I spend 12 hours on my feet). Yet, I am in an airwalk boot with a forearm crutchand anytime my foot is in the dependent position it hurts and swells and turns colors. I also fear that I am getting some hypertrophic scars. Just wondering how others have done with this surgery and what is realistic with the recovery. I am honestly terrified I am gonna end off worse than before. Thanks.

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