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Is big toe fusion surgery painful?

You will be sedated and asleep during the procedure, so you will not experience pain during big toe fusion surgery. After the procedure, the toe might be numbed with medication. After this wears off, you can take pain medication to help reduce the discomfort until your toe heals. 

Minor pain and swelling can last for up to a year after big toe fusion surgery. Your prescription health insurance can help cover the costs of medications to manage these symptoms.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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