BRIGHTON, Mich., Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --áSurgery for the big toe joint falls into two types of procedure,
The true risk of a joint sparing procedure is that you may need further surgery again at some point in your life, the benefit of a joint locking procedure is the predictability and the faster healing time. If you have other foot and ankle or knee problems, you don't want to deal with these issues anymore throughout your life, consider a great toe joint fusion!
There are pros and cons of a big toe joint fusion. The pros are that technology has advanced to the point where fusion and surgical healing rates are to the point of 95+ percent! A very thin plate can be used, and usually the hardware never has to be removed. The cons are that you are stuck with a big toe joint that does not bend. You may not have noticed but if you have significant arthritis, then odds are that your big toe joint is probably never bending at all anyway. When people come into our clinic for evaluation, they quickly realize that their big toe joint is already completely stiff!
Recent advancements in locking plate hardware technology allow a bunion or big toe arthritis surgery to be performed as an outpatient in 1 to 2 hours and allow you to walk out in a dressing and surgical shoe immediately! So, if a patient has severe pain there is no need for risk or an unpredictable result.
So, if anyone is troubled by a painful big toe joint bunion or hallux rigidus consider a joint fusion with Dr. Tomasz Biernacki at Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists in Howell, Brighton and Dexter Michigan! We have extensive experience and all surgeries are performed at major hospitals in Livingston County. So, get the best result, come see us for on details regarding hallux rigidus and big toe joint fusions!
SOURCE Dr. Tomasz Biernacki
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