Hallux Rigidus Surgery.

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Anyone here had surgery for HR.

I had surgery the middle of last year for suspected HR. Decompression osteotomy with Cheilectomy had a few problems with the recovery and had to have revision surgery which included further cheilectomy and debridement.

11 weeks post 2nd surgery and still getting swelling and some joint pain which is different than the before the initial surgery.

I have read that swelling can last anywhere up to a year. My worry is the joint ache and pain. I'm not sure if this is post op healing raw bone etc. Or is it something else.

Does anyone here have similar experience of HR surgery and did they eventually get rid of the pain??

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    "decompression osteotomy" mankes no sense to me. Where was the osteotomy, and what was removed (if anything)?

    Longitudinal incisions (in the line of the toe) can be a problem as the scar will shorten with time.

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    How I wish that the NHS surgeons would stop damaging the metatarsal. My message to other readers is the emphatic advice not to allow any surgeon to operate upon the metatarsal. I have seen it all, catastrophy after catastrophy.
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      jP just a question and please don't think I'm being rude. You say you have seen this time and time before, where have you seen this and why are the surgeons performing this type of op if you believe this is a bad op?
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      How do I know if my surgeon is going to damage my metatarsal? And how do I check up on my particular doctor to make sure he is qualified for the procedure
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    I have seen it because I am a specialist foot and ankle surgeon.

    I have a certain sympathy for my colleagues, because they are only doing what they have been taught.

    Sadly, these errors are perpetuated in their training.

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      Hi JP - looking for reassurance more than anything else! My daughter has had two Cheilectomy's for Hallux Rigidus and still has debilitating pain - her last x-ray showed no cartilage in the great toes.  She is scheduled for bilateral big toe fusion surgery.  My concern is that she is only 21. I haven't found any resources or studies on long term success of this surgery on a young adult.  Any guidance where to look? or, is that even a concern? thank you!
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      How is your daughter's foot today? I'm considering having the surgery actually I'm scheduled for surgery October 20th and I'm doing other homework and was wondering how she's doing

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    I have seen it because I am a specialist foot and ankle surgeon.

    I have a certain sympathy for my colleagues because they are only doing what they have been taught.

    Sadly these errors are perpetuated in their training.

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    A foot and ankle surgeon is a fully trained medical practitioner, with a further five year diploma in surgery, plus usually having completed a further foot-and-ankle fellowship in a super specialised unit.

    Podiatrists do not have this training.

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    I also had the Decompression osteotomy with Cheilectomy.  It has been almost 4 months since the surgery, and I'm still limping.  Still quite a bit of joint pain. Hoping for better results with time.

     

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