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    #1 wife has been having foot problems for some time now. The main culprit is arthritis, primarily in her right big toe joint in at the ball of her foot. Doc says he wants to fuse the joint. He said that joint replacement would not be good at that joint.

    Has anyone had any experience with this procedure? Frankly, I think fusing the joint would be a mistake.

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    I am sure you are studying up on the procedure. I know nothing about it.

    I have horrible bunions on both feet and after studying what they want to do for that I said "not until I can't take another step!"

    These doctors go crazy when it comes to working on feet.
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    Whatever you and #1 decide, I hope she gets relief.
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    Get a second opinion. Always get a second opinion and good luck.
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    Aye. What Rick said.

    Also, ironically, the best care I've gotten is from "low class" doctors that serve clients that can't afford to go anywhere else. "High class" doctors don't expect to hear, "how much will it cost me out of pocket?" and they're more likely to throw in a lot of unnecessary procedures.

    If you go to a "high class doctors" get a second opinion from a "low class doctors."
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