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Big toe fusion for arthritis

A big toe fusion is for the treatment of arthritis affecting the big toe (1st MTP joint arthritis). It is very effective in treating pain. Although the joint is rendered very stiff, the surround joints compensate for the loss of movement. The result is the ability to continue walking and carrying out some sporting activities. The main limitations are the wearing of high heels (although in most cases a small kitten heel can be tolerated) and difficulties with going onto tip toes. Please see the video of a patients walking who are 4 months post surgery. Please visit my patient information section for further information on big toe fusion surgery

Big toe fusion after 6 months from the surgery

I hope this information has been helpful. Each case is individual and there are many factors which will determine how well you will walk post surgery. It is good practice, and always recommended, to engage in a consultation to discuss the options and outcomes following any surgery.

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