What is a Weil osteotomy?

What is a Weil osteotomy?

The Weil osteotomy is an operation for pain in the front part of the foot, under the “knuckle bones”. Doctors call this type of pain “metatarsalgia”. It may also be done as part of an operation to straighten one or more of your toes.

How long is recovery from Weil osteotomy?

Crutches are usually necessary for the first for 4-6 weeks. The surgery is routine, but the recovery is prolonged and swelling is the last feature to recover. Often footwear will still be tight at the 6-week stage and it will be 3-4 months before walking is comfortable.

What is the recovery time after foot surgery?

Usual recovery time For most foot and ankle operations, tenderness and swelling can take 3-4 months to resolve, while for more complicated procedures, the recovery may take a full year (or more).

Does hammer toe go away?

Hammertoes are progressive—they do not go away by themselves and usually they will get worse over time. However, not all cases are alike—some hammertoes progress more rapidly than others. Once your foot and ankle surgeon has evaluated your hammertoes, a treatment plan can be developed that is suited to your needs.

How do they fix hammer toe surgery?

The most common surgical procedure for hammertoes is proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint fusion. The toe is straightened and stabilized by permanently fusing the two bones together. The traditional way to do this is by cutting the ends of the bones in the joint and joining them together.

Can you walk after foot surgery?

Depending on the surgery, at three months, you may be able to walk short distances. The swelling on the surgical foot, and the range of motion of the surrounding joints should gradually improve over the first 6 months and you should be noticeably better than before the operation.

Can floating toes be corrected?

Correcting a floating toe will usually require a flexor to extensor transfer. An exception would be in the case of severe shortening of the proximal phalanx. In these cases, obtaining a cortical bone graft may be important to regain length.

How do you get rid of floating toes?

Treatment of Floating Toe Non-surgical physical therapy of floating toe may help. If surgery is required, your surgeon may recommend one or more procedures to restore toes to their proper alignment and functionality.

Can you walk after an osteotomy?

Most patients will still be using crutches and performing leg-straightening exercises at 8 weeks. It may take 3 to 6 months for osteotomy patients to walk normally and regain full range of motion. It may be 12 months or more before patients can participate in high impact activities, such as jogging.