How long before you can walk after toe Fusion?
You should keep the foot elevated when not walking for 2 weeks after surgery. Whenever the foot is put down, it will swell and become sore. It is normal to see mild bruising and some dry blood on the foot.
How long does it take for a fused toe to heal?
Your Recovery Pain and swelling should slowly improve over the next 6 weeks. You may not be able to put weight on the foot during those 6 weeks. You may have some minor pain and swelling that lasts as long as 6 months to a year. After surgery, you may need to wear a special type of shoe or boot for 3 to 6 weeks.
When can I wear shoes after toe Fusion?
Walking after your surgery: You will need to wear a wedge shoe or stiffsoled shoe for approximately 6 weeks after surgery to protect the fusion.
How long does it take to heal from a bone fusion?
Fusing may take up to six weeks or longer. Your doctor may recommend physical rehabilitation to help you strengthen your back and learn ways to move safely. Full recovery from spinal fusion will take three to six months.
What does big toe joint fusion surgery involve?
What does big toe joint fusion surgery involve? The procedure requires a minor incision to be made on top of the big toe and the removal of damaged bone prior to the fusion of the joint with a tiny plate and screw. Why might I need big toe joint fusion surgery?
Do you have to stay in hospital for big toe fusion?
Big toe fusion surgery can be done as a day surgery procedure unless you have other significant medical problems that mean you may need to stay in hospital overnight. You will usually have a general anaesthetic (be asleep). A cut is made over the joint.
Can A cheilectomy be done before a big toe fusion?
If the joint damage is not too severe, sometimes a cheilectomy may be performed before fusion surgery, where the joint is cleared of excess bone to try to maintain movement and improve the pain. Often, the damage is too severe to be treated with a cheilectomy, and fusion surgery is the best option.
How long does it take to recover from big toe joint surgery?
Higher impact sports can be done around ten to twelve weeks after your operation. For more details about recovering from big toe joint fusion surgery, read our downloadable patient information leaflet. What is the long-term impact of big toe joint fusion surgery?