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Posts for: August, 2019

By Dr Bowlby
August 13, 2019
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Segway   ADA   Charcotneuroarthropathy  

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Our inspirational patient was gracious enough to allow us to post this video on our social media.  Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities are able to choose whatever device best suits their needs. A Segway is categorized under other power-driven mobility device (OPDMD) and allows the health benefits of standing but greatly reduces the impact on the patient’s affected limb.

Big toe joint arthritis, also known as “hallux rigidus,” is one of the most common pathologies we see. Eliminating the joint and fusing the big toe together is a reliable and functional procedure. This patient had severe hallux rigidus for years and they are doing great after big toe joint fusion surgery. If your big toe joint is giving you trouble, please give us a call for an appointment today! (425) 339-8888, ext 0