I had a big toe joint implant 7 years ago, which created no movement and more pain than the arthritis. A year later another doctor told me that the implant was too big, so he put a smaller one in. This created some movement, but he had to shorten the toe because of bone loss, and my toe met the ground differently. I wasn't very happy with it, but it did last 6 years. Now I am having major problems because the implant is breaking away from the bone, the big toe is lifting off the ground, and the rest of my foot is in pain because it is taking most of my weight. The other toes are turning inward under the raised big toe. I just got 4 opinions and they all say joint fusion. They want to take bone from my hip. I am terrified to do anything else. I would greatly appreciate any advice you can give me. None of the doctors have much experience with this. Is there anyone who specializes in such things? I can't be the only one.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.