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Re: anyone ever have fusion of big toe (MTP) joint
Posted by novemberecho
5/16/2014  9:33:00 AM
Posted by 40 year old previous dancer - fusion--

That is mortifying! I assume you must have (maybe unknowingly) signed something prior to surgery allowing the surgeon to make that call while you were under(?) Otherwise it seems like you might have a legitimate lawsuit against him.
I'm glad I read this anyway; *IF* I ever opt to have surgery I will require my surgeon to put in writing that he will NOT fuse my joint under any circumstances.
I'm so sorry that happened to you.
I still research this issue online occasionally; I have found little information as far as personal accounts of various MTP-related surgeries from athletes, and even less info specific to dancers. Suprising since the problem does not seem uncommon. Will keep looking though.
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