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Hi, I had a toe joint replacement mid March this year. I was in plaster for 7 weeks. I sae the surgeons colleague the day I had my plaster off - he was rude and offensive - did not read my notes - and told me my toe should not be as oainful as it was by this stage. He was unable to move it. I was sent to physion two weeks later - assessment only - given some exercizes to do at home. Returned two weeks later - miniscule imrovement - got to come back again in another two weeks. Returned again - been working hard on what i was told to do - little imrovement again. Two days later saw surgeon for the first time! He gave me no hope and said this was the worst state he had seen - I cannot flex or bend toe at all - cannot even get into a pair of flat shoes - it is rigid! He says that he can only try to break all the scar tissue that has formed locking the toe - under anaesthetic. 13 weeks of huge difficulty have gone by for me with this - I am now having to wait to see when I can be put under for him to try and manupulate the joint manually while I am knocked out - he was not hopeful. I am distressed and upset and left disabled - cannot walk/drive etc........ he did not seem in the least bothered and I am beginning to think that there may have been negligence. I have read online that after a toe joint replacement, that the foot should just be in a dressing (not plaster) and within a week of surgery, physio should be started. I have had 13 weeks in total without after care or anything. Does anyone know of this operation. I would love to discuss it.
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