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Old 10-24-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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I had full fusion with a metal plate and screws. Didn't evenphysical therapy! No problems, it was the answer for me. The orthopedist was a foot specialist. He belonged to a group who did a lot of sport injuries. It was fun to look at the famous jerseys on the wall while I waited for the appointment. Good luck
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: So. Fl.
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How long after surgery did it take for swelling around incesion to go down.
Had joint put in 8 days ago and still swollen .
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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I have had a toe replacement 2years ago and I was off my foot except in a boot for6to8weeks . Now my doctor says my body is rejecting my replacement.he told me if we can leave it long enough to form enough scare tissue up around it he can take the replacement out and it may stay straight. I was wondering if my body is rejecting it could that effect my over all health.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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I had a partial toe replacement,it broke he then put in a full joint and a piece broke on it he then put another in in and it stayed but now after two years my body has started rejecting the joint. It doesn't hurt but it stays swollen ant I worry about the affects on my body. Would like too know if rejecting would effect how I feel
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:09 PM
 
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I had a great toe joint replaced several years ago and had several surgeries since. The joint was put in to short to start with and have had nothing but trouble and pain since. Don't know what to do.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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having big toe joint replacement, how long will i be off work, i stAND ALL DAY AT MY JOB
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:19 AM
 
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It was out patient surgery. I was off my feet for a few day. Could get around in the house. Walked with a surgical boot
for several week after.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:58 PM
 
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I have been suffering for over 6 weeks with severe pain, swelling and redness in my Big toe. My orthopedic surgeon said I had gout in my Big toe. I have taken 5 different types of anti inflammatory meds but nothing has helped. The surgeon then recommend I see a podiatrist, after more X-rays with him, I have been told I need a total joint replacement. As of now I am trying to decide what to do as I will need 4 to 6 weeks off work. Only pain med is a compound cream which I can only use 3 to 4 times a day....and it only makes it feel somewhat better for about 2 hours. Just was wondering if anyone else has had this surgery and if they would recommend it.
Thanks, C
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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I have been suffering for over 6 weeks with severe pain, swelling and redness in my Big toe. My orthopedic surgeon said I had gout in my Big toe. I have taken 5 different types of anti inflammatory meds but nothing has helped. The surgeon then recommend I see a podiatrist, after more X-rays with him, I have been told I need a total joint replacement. As of now I am trying to decide what to do as I will need 4 to 6 weeks off work. Only pain med is a compound cream which I can only use 3 to 4 times a day....and it only makes it feel somewhat better for about 2 hours. Just was wondering if anyone else has had this surgery and if they would recommend it.
Thanks, C

My hubby has gout flare ups sometimes in his big toes--very painful. I've had multiple foot surgeries due to rheumatoid arthritis. The ortho surgeon did fusions, put in plates and screws, etc. There was never any mention of joint replacement in the big toes--so I question the usefulness of that procedure for toes. If I were you, I'd get a second and maybe third opinion.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:15 AM
 
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Default Greater Toe Partial Joint replacement

I have a lot of issues with my toes/feet. A couple of years ago, I had hammertoe surgery on my 2nd toe on my left foot. I now have a pin in it and it's non-functioning. But, it's no longer causing me pain. During surgery, the my podiatrist/orthopedic surgeon cleaned out "some" arthitis in my greater toe. Maybe this was like poking the sleeping bear as over the next year, I developed a lot of pain in this big toe.
Subsequently, I had a cortisone shot 3 times, the last time was no relief. From the beginning, I was told that "I did not want surgery on that toe." I went to another doctor who also told me that "surgery would be the last resort and hopefully the orthodics would give me some relief to buy me 5 years before needing surgery as the technology continues to develop." He also told me that, even with a joint replacement, I would never be pain free.

I finally went to University of Louisville doctor who was confident that surgery was the only answer and told me there was no reason to believe that I would not be a success and pain free. (By this time, I had no cartiledge left and that it was bone-on-bone. The shots apparently had further deteroiated the cartlidge.) So, I had a partial joint replacment on 11/22/13. I went from 2 degree range of motion to 45 degree. After surgery, I was put in a special boot/shoe and walking on it that day. Two weeks later, I put on a real shoe and have been walking ever since. Within 4 weeks, I put on a boot with a 1 1/2 inch heel and felt great. However, a month later, I started experiencing some soreness again. It was nothing like it was before surgery but has continued to get more sore.

It's now 6 mos later and I'm experiencing a "lot" of soreness, but I also have a LOT more mobility than before the procedure. The soreness is nothing like the crippling pain I had prior to surgery. Since I live 2 hrs from Louisville, it's been difficult to take off work and go to Louisville for follow up appointments. But, about 6 weeks ago when I did go over, it was the one day that my soreness was almost non-existant for some reason and the doctor could not find anything wrong. I plan to make another trip over as it seems to be getting worse and I am concerned that it will continue to worsen until it's as painful as prior to surgery. The next option would be to have it fused which I'm really trying to avoid. So, was it a success? I don't know yet. Even though the verdict is out, I don't regret going this route, even it it turns out that the relief was temporary which I'm hoping that it's not! . . . to be continued.
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