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hallux rigidus

Posted by Marie on 6/23/03 at 20:49 (122765)

Dr. Davis and Dr. Z

Thank you so much for your advice. I am going ahead with the implant for hallux rigidus the first week in July.

I will say hello to Dr. Lawrence for you Dr. Davis.

When I got some additional xrays that Dr. Lawrence wanted, I ran into my old doctor (orthopedic specialist) who tried his best to tell me that fusion was the only solution and that his experience with most implants is that they fail and screw up the foot so much it makes fusion an impossibility.

I hope after surgery to walk briskly by his office waving and smiling.

Thanks Again! Marie

Re: hallux rigidus

Dr. Z on 6/23/03 at 22:04 (122770)

Great for you

Today's implants are superior in design and function. There was a time I though that implants would ruin your feet however I used them today due to the great design and ability to stand the test of time

Re: hallux rigidus

Ed Davis, DPM on 6/25/03 at 15:14 (122922)


There are implants that basically look like small hip joint, ball and socket devices, that, if removed, make fusion difficult. That is not the case for the designs we have discussed.