Saturday, April 27, 2024

Patient Testimonial: Life-Changing First Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Fusion | Family Foot & Leg Center

Embark on a journey of transformation as you witness the life-changing impact of a first metatarsal phalangeal joint fusion in this compelling patient testimonial from Family Foot & Leg Center, under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Lam.

Concerns often arise regarding decreased activity post-fusion, but this testimonial defies common misconceptions. Through heartfelt accounts and real-life experiences, the patient shares how the fusion procedure has liberated them from debilitating joint pain, enabling a return to an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

While implants may offer alternative solutions, this testimonial reaffirms the fusion as the gold standard for alleviating first metatarsal phalangeal joint pain. Dr. Kevin Lam's expertise shines as he expertly navigates the complexities of patient and procedure selection, ensuring optimal outcomes and unparalleled patient satisfaction.

Experience the artistry of medical care at Family Foot & Leg Center, where every patient receives personalized attention and comprehensive treatment. Discover the transformative power of this procedure and embark on a journey towards renewed mobility, comfort, and quality of life.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights into the remarkable results achieved through skilled hands and compassionate care. Trust Dr. Kevin Lam and the dedicated team at Family Foot & Leg Center to guide you towards a brighter, pain-free future.


Video transcription:



How's everything feeling?

"Better, better, better. I am more than better."

Awesome. That looks great.

"You're a miracle worker.  I can't even tell you. I can hug you everyday. I would." [laughs]

Wow, thank you.

"I walk almost 3 miles a day."


"Yeah, everyday. And I don't think I've been happier  in years. You gave me my life back.

You really did, yeah."

Wow. Congratulations, okay.

"Oh, I got my hug. I got my hug." [laughs]

And we make sure I cover everything for you. Now, what was your hesitation about -- a lot of times people get  hesitant about the fusion procedure.

"I really -- you know, just the thought that I would be in a boot all those weeks and I had no idea, you know, what it would be like. So I had cancelled a few times because I was scared and finally it got so bad where I said, well, now you got to do it. And I'm gonna trust you. And I did, and boy, am I happy I did."

Well you have no -- it looks like before surgery you had a lot of arthritis in this toe joint. It looks like a bunion to you but that is very arthritic.


So now look at how straight it is?

"I know. Now you have to fix the other one because they don't match."

Now we'll make it match, right?

[patient laughs]

Well, whenever you're ready we'll make that one. Let's see how this one looks, okay?

"Yeah. Yeah, they just don't match, see?"

Well, this was really bad so if you look at the foot right here how this one looks right here. I mean, this was worse and then -- and this is what it looks right now this is a fusion, we fused it so she's walking off this toe right now, no problems. And she'd doing really well. We also actually made 2 surgeries right here too, 2 cuts right here, the Y osteotomy we cut the bone right here and we shift it so it looks really, really good so I would say whenever you're ready to talk about surgery on this foot, you let me know, otherwise, you enjoy your new feet, okay?

"Oh, I tell you, every morning I get up and I'm like, I feel like I'm 30 years younger."

Oh great.

"I can't even tell you, yeah. I can't even tell you."

Well you keep it up, this looks really good and we can make that one match whenever you're ready now

it's at your time now, okay, dear?

"Yeah, you bet. Thank you."

At the Family Foot & Leg Center (FFLC), we take pride in our expansive network of cutting-edge clinics spread strategically throughout Collier, Lee, Charlotte, and Sarasota Counties, ensuring that no matter where you are in Florida, expert foot and ankle care is within reach. Our mission is to help you overcome your foot and ankle challenges swiftly and effectively, so you can return to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible. With our advanced treatment options and a team of dedicated specialists, FFLC is committed to providing you with the best care possible, conveniently located right in your neighborhood.

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