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If negligent behavior on the part of another lead to your foot injury and subsequent midfoot fusion, you need an attorney who will work aggressively on your behalf. Contact Steve Terry, Chuck Slane, Rich Ruohonen, or Nate Bjerke today at 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form. We care and will help you fight for justice.
The goal of midfoot fusion is to reduce pain by stabilizing and improving the position of the joints. It involves removal of articular cartilage from between the joints and then using pins, screws, or plates to hold the joint firmly together until the bones fuse. It takes 6-12 months for the bones to start fusing, during the first 6-12 weeks the foot has to be immobilized.
Midfoot Fusion Complications
As with any surgery, there are risks and complications associated with midfoot fusion. They include the following:
- Infection is the biggest risk with this type of surgery. To reduce the chance of infection, keep the foot elevated for the recommended number of days.
- Deep vein thrombosis (vein clot) can be an issue due to inactivity. A blood thinner may be prescribed combined with the use of a compression stocking on the non-operative leg.
- Initially the swelling will be profuse, elevation will be necessary. Some swelling may last for 6-9 months.
- Malalignment is when the foot is fused out of position or with a deformity, providing less than optimal function.
- Nonunion is a possibility that increases significantly by smoking. Nonunion is painful and requires another surgery.
- A nerve may be damaged during surgery. The top of the foot has three nerves that supply sensation to the side and top of the foot and toes. If damaged, they may leave an area of numbness — may be temporary or permanent.
Minnesota Midfoot Fusion Attorney
A foot injury can be painful and debilitating. If your injury and resultant midfoot fusion was due to negligence, a Minnesota Midfoot Fusion Attorney at TSR Injury Law is available for a free consultation. Call 612-TSR-TIME.