Re: Silastic implant - 1st MTP joint

I noted that you live in the UK and the medical system there is somewhat different than here in the USA. I understand your frustration at having been told you have to live with it.

Generally, I would think it very unusual to put an implant in a 35 year old. There are always exceptions and since I have not seen your foot I can not comment on your particular situation.

At this point, removing the implant and fusing the joint would be the most likely surgical choice.

You might need to wear sandals or clogs (especially with a rocker bottom) to accomodate your foot for now. You need to discuss your options with the other podiatrist.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on March 12, 2006 at 20:16:12:

In Reply to: Silastic implant - 1st MTP joint posted by Susan McMahon on March 12, 2006 at 09:17:13:

This soft padded night splint with contoured posterior shell provides passive dorsi flexion to address plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. Shipped with toe wedge for additional stretch on plantar facia.

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