Originally Posted by The Dampener
Finally saw the DPM today. Phase 4 Hallux Rigidus.
So, I get to undergo...
1) Decompression osteotomy (for the limited joint space)
2) Cheilectomy (for the bone spurs)
3) Chondroplasty (to stimulate cartilage growth if possible)
Fun. Oh, and no tennis for at least 4 months. Sigh.
I would definately recommend seeking a second and even third opinion. It's amazing how different doctors can recommend different options for the same diagnosis. I got three radically different options for my heel bone spur problem and chose the option that seemed to make the most sense for me and as it worked out it was the right choice.