3rd op due later this year. fusion of big toe

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Ist op was a nightmare, the screws they put in, pushed the bones apart and they would never heal. a year on they suggested taking the metalwork out and realised the problem so last year they repaired it. you now could drive a bus under my big toe its half inch short and sticking in the air. I'll try and attach a picture of the ex-ray. i can only wear sandals and soft top trainers. 3rd time lucky i wish. i have no faith in the NHS here in London UK

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    they will presumably add more bone for length either heel or hip and redo fusion so toe is flat. Which hospital/surgeon? You are entitled to a second opinion and i think i would be looking for that. There are some excellent NHS foot surgeons in central London and i can give you some names based on own experience. I presume they have explained exactly what they are doing this time and what has created the problem?

    Good luck

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    could you post your initial fracture break? I had an intra articular fracture of my big right toe and had oref .

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    Just wondering if you had the 4th surgery and how you are doing now. I am going to be having a 4th for a IP fusion of the big toe that has failed to fuse, yet again. I think I should have been completely non weight bearing after surgery and stayed in the boot longer than 7 weeks. I am tired of dealing with this dang toe.

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