Friday, April 19, 2024

Transforming Lives: Big Toe Fusion Surgery Explained

At Family Foot & Leg Center, we understand the impact that foot conditions can have on your daily life. One such condition that can significantly affect mobility and quality of life is arthritis of the big toe joint. Big toe fusion surgery, also known as arthrodesis, is a transformative procedure that can provide relief and restore function to those suffering from this debilitating condition.

Understanding Big Toe Arthritis:

Arthritis of the big toe joint, also known as hallux rigidus, is a condition characterized by the degeneration of cartilage in the joint. This degeneration leads to pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion in the big toe. Everyday activities such as walking, standing, and even wearing shoes can become excruciatingly painful for individuals with this condition.

The Big Toe Fusion Solution:

Big toe fusion surgery is a highly effective treatment option for advanced cases of hallux rigidus. During the procedure, the damaged cartilage in the big toe joint is removed, and the bones are fused together using screws or plates. This fusion eliminates motion in the joint, effectively alleviating pain and restoring stability to the foot.

Transforming Lives:

The impact of big toe fusion surgery on patients' lives is truly remarkable. By eliminating the debilitating pain associated with hallux rigidus, this procedure enables individuals to regain their mobility and return to the activities they love. Whether it's walking, running, or simply enjoying a pain-free existence, big toe fusion surgery can significantly improve overall quality of life.

Recovery and Rehabilitation:

Following big toe fusion surgery, patients will undergo a period of recovery and rehabilitation. Our team at Family Foot & Leg Center will provide comprehensive post-operative care, including guidance on proper wound care, physical therapy exercises, and footwear recommendations. With dedication to the recovery process, patients can expect to resume normal activities within a few months post-surgery.

We're dedicated to transforming lives through advanced foot care solutions like big toe fusion surgery. If you're suffering from the debilitating effects of big toe arthritis, don't hesitate to reach out to our experienced team for personalized treatment options. Together, we can help you reclaim your mobility, alleviate pain, and get back to living life to the fullest.

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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.


Dr. Lam here with a patient with a first MPJ fusion.. This patient had this surgery about six months ago and she has no pain, you're able to walk? No problems? Correct?

"Well, let's see, it was last September, once we took that extra screw out, not extra one but the one that was giving me problems, it's been great."

Awesome. Now a lot of people are afraid of this whole fusion thing but you know, but it takes away the pain, take away the arthritic joint, put plates and screw on top of it and typically patients do really well, you're able to go on your trip like you said you went to London and everything else and no problems there right? You are able to walk with these fancy shoes?

"No I had better shoes on." [laughs]

Okay, but it's looking really good, you can't even tell. The alignment is perfect on this. We go to a straight shot to the x-ray real quick, we have right here, the x-ray right about here we're gonna go actually right here, you see the plate and screws, everything's in order, everything is fused and we'll leave it at that.

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