Re: Cheilectomy vs. arthrodesis surgery

As you have probably figured out, surgery is an art and opinions can vary even among doctors. The arthrodesis is a final procedure. If the cartilage is "shot" then if the surgeon is skilled at using implants then that is a possibility also.

As far as any other procedures, this is a call made on range of motion, bone stock, age, health, activity level, etc.

Your decision should be made on who you feel most comfortable with. You can always get another opinion, if you feel undecided.

Good luck.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on February 02, 2004 at 23:00:07:

In Reply to: Re: Cheilectomy vs. arthrodesis surgery posted by Lawson R. Pride on February 02, 2004 at 13:10:02:

A silicone insert on the back of the Achillotrain leaves tendon pressure-free and provides intermittent compression for the reduction of swelling and edema.

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