I just had great toe fusion where th dr put in a metal bar and 4-5 screws. I have been in a big heel walking boot for 3 weeks since the surgery. When I went back for my first 2 week appt, the dr said the screws moved out of the bones and the surgery needs to be redone. My big toe has turned and I can feel one screw and the metal plate. Now I am wondering when I have it done if he can only use two screws and no plate. I can feel the plate and it is very uncomfortable. It feels like I have a metal bank around my big toe. I am having the surgery next week. I also had a bone density test today. My question is, do I have to have a metal plate? Or can screws do the job? Can he tape my big toe to the next to and not use ant screws?
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012