Re: sesamoiditis

: I would hold off on recommending surgery on a 14 year old. There are conservative things to try such as padding, orthotics, anti-inflammatory medicines, even immobiliztion in a cast or cast brace.
: I recommend you get another opinion.

I was 15 when I had the surgery, but the doctors tried EVERYTHING..I mean everything, I was on crutches for 2 months, I had a walking cast for 6 weeks, i had orthotics, a special braces the kept pressure on the sesamoid, i had cortisone shots between my toes in the sesmoid area....PAINFUL!!!...after 2 years they decided to remove the bone..and after a while..I am fine now!! almost...i can't really wear high heels for very long and finding shoes that don't press on the scar is hard. I wouldn't recommend the surgery unless you've exhausted all other options and unless it is broken. They showed me my bone after surgery and it looked like a M&M with a lighting bolt through it (lighting bolt= fracture)...Hold off because it was painful!

Posted By sarah on February 07, 2004 at 10:40:07:

In Reply to: Re: sesamoiditis posted by Vivian Abrams DPM on February 02, 2004 at 23:04:21:

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