The amount you turn the external fixation device depends on the rate at which you are growing new bone. Dr. K will see you in his office every two weeks to take X-rays and chart your progress. Based on his X-ray findings, Dr. K may change the external fixation turn rate. If your toe is not growing enough new bone, Dr. K will slow down the rate of turning so new bone can develop. If Dr. K finds the bone is getting solid at a faster rate, he might speed up the turn rate.

You will get very clear instructions about what to do, so you will not have to worry about doing the wrong thing. Keep in mind that if you are from outside of California, you will need to go to a doctor who will take and send the X-rays to Dr. K every two weeks.