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Osteoarthritis, decreased range of motion, left toe injury. Joint replacement or toe fusion?

I am looking for opinions on whether I should have a joint replacement surgery or toe fusion surgery on my left big toe (dx: osteoarthritis resulting in decreased range of motion and pain). I have seen two orthopedic drs. The first suggested toe joint replacement and NOT fusion. The second recommended the fusion and NOT the joint replacement. So, I am confused as to which option to choose.
Asked On : Sun, 29 Jul 2012
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i think fusion is better as joint replacement is not predictable. some time it does not work and then after you have to go for fusion. So go for a single stage permanent cure.
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