Welcome and thanks for your question I am Dr. German I would be here to help you and give you all the assistance you need until you are satisfied, with joint fusion , doctors can achieve more stability and less pain . On the other side , the range of motion could become affected . This procedure is a good option for patients who have severe arthritis or deformity . The recovery time could be from 6-12 weeks.You could need to use a cast or a stiff soled boot
to heal better .
If the big toe joints are in good physical condition , you have mild arthritis and there is no deformation , the MBST COULD BE A GOOD OPTION , but if you have severe arthritis or too much deformation, the joint fusion is a better option for you. This procedure uses magnetic waves that stimulates bone and cartilage regeneration.
You could need several sessions from 5 -9 in a period of two weeks .
My final recommendation if you have severe arthritis ,the MBST is not the best option to alleviate your condition specially at your age . The joint fusion is a better option for you and the MBST COULD BE AN ADDITIONAL TREATMENT TO ***** combined with the joint fusion .
If you need any additional information I will be happy to continue further and assist you until you are completely satisfied . Good luck to you and have a good day !
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