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Find out how triple fusion can be used to treat foot issues
The surfaces are then removed from the three joints and any reshaping necessary is carried out. The joints are then placed into their correct positions and each joint is held together with screws and/or staples.
After the operation, you will not be able to put weight through your foot for two weeks. At two weeks, you will have your stitches removed and you will be placed in a light-weight cast.
Using crutches, for six weeks you can place about half your weight through this cast when walking. At eight weeks after surgery, you will be placed in a removable boot to walk in for four more weeks and will be able to put all your weight through this boot. At three months following surgery, you will be able to return to normal shoe wear. The swelling can take from six months to a year to completely resolve.
A triple fusion of the rearfoot is a commonly performed and generally safe procedure but there are some potential complications you should be aware of. These affect a very small percentage of patients.