Shaq foot surgery


In 2002, Shaquille O’Neal was suffering from great toe arthritis. In September 2002, Shaq received a 1st MPJ fusion. The goal of this surgery was to immobilize the joint to prevent pain and keep the basketball player functional.


The procedure took only 45 minutes, and it was performed on an outpatient basis. A six-week rehabilitation program had O’Neal ready to play ball a week before the regular season began. The typical patient who receives this procedure can return to work in 3 weeks.

Rolando Melendez, DPM in Jackson Heights, NY, Jamaica NY and Hampton Bays NY can help you with your toe pain or any joint pain in your feet. Because we want you to keep doing all the fun things you like to do without having pain in your feet!

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