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Joint replacement surgery for hallux rigidus

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Robert Zinck, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Robert Zinck

    Robert Zinck New Member

    I'm 59 and like to be moderately active with walking, hiking and yoga. I've had a cheilectomy on both my right and left foot for hallux rigidus. The right was done a little over four years ago and the left just last year. The left toe is perfectly fine, but the cartilage in the right joint is wearing away again and I probably will reach a stage IV very soon if I'm not there already. I'm faced with either arthrodesis or trying a toe implant from Arthrosurface and I would like to know what experiences others have had with artificial joint implants. I know a fusion will relieve any pain I'm currently experiencing, but I'm a little skeptical about the "return to your favorite activities" promise, plus to the long recovery period is very unappealing.


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