Mid-foot fusion didn't work

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I have 2 sets of bones fused in the top of my foot in Dec 2015. I still have a lot of pain in my foot. The CT showed that the bones have not completely fused which is what is causing my pain. My Dr. said there are two options. 1. Drill holes in the bone and fill them with something (like cement) to connect the bones. 2. Total redo of my foot which would include bone graphs and stem cells. Has anyone had either of these that could give me some input? I am now having trouble with my opposite hip which I can't do much about until my foot is fixed. Thanks for any input.

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    dear pikus i am very interested in you non fusion i too have has the same surgery which did not fuse in april 2016 and still in some pain the surgeon wants me to have repeat surgery but at my age of 79 i will not do that i use mbt shoes and trainers  which help a little also use epsom salts and a magnet called medicur but the pain persists i may have an injection in the foot but it is proving difficult to arrange i am going to an osteopath any help from you or further idea would be great regards jean barker
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      Jean,

      I'm sorry to hear that you are having problems too. I have had several shots in my foot but for me they don't last very long. I have my appt with my doc on the 13th so I'll let you know what I find out.

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      Jean,

      My Dr. Said that I need to have a complete revision with bone graft, stem cells, plates/screws and an external bone stimulator. I'm scheduled for surgery on June 7th. I have a second opinion tomorrow but can't imagine that Dr. saying anything differently. I hope you have a better outcome than I.

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