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Great toe fusion recovery

Posted by Sue M. on 8/01/03 at 20:19 (125948)

About 5 weeks ago I had surgery on great toe to fuse the joint. Since then, I have been non-weight baring on that foot. During my recovery, I've had problems with swelling, slight redness and numbness in all my toes on that foot. I DON'T have any pain or swelling up the back of my ankle or calf and only slight occaional pain. My question is; does swelling, redness and numbness in my toes after 5 weeks seem normal. I'm currently taking 800mg of Motrin 3x's a day, keeping my foot elevated for at least 50% of the day/night and using ice packs. I am scheduled to visit my Dr. next week.

Re: Great toe fusion recovery

Dr. Z on 8/02/03 at 00:32 (125961)

Hi
It does sound normal but it could be an infection starting. Without looking and touching your foot it is very hard to make a correct diagnosis., Time to call your surgeon and set up an appointment to be on the safe side