Re: anyone ever have fusion of big toe (MTP) joint Posted by PhilRob 4/1/2013 11:25:00 AM
Four years ago I had this problem with my left big toe joint. The Doc wanted to fuse or replace the joint. I said no to both and had him clean out the joint ie: chip, chisel, scrape etc. instead. He said I'd be back in 3 years for a more permanent fix but so far so good. It's a minor irritant but it bends enough and there is almost no pain. I chose the least permanent/ invasive fix as I feared permanent loss of flexibility....and would do it again.