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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your surgeon/PCP: Your surgeon is the best provider to ask regarding the issue of flying after major ankle surgery. You could also ask your PCP.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes...maybe: This is possible, but it is a highly complex procedure and must be done by a trained foot and ankle orthopedic specialist who has extensive experience ... Read More
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Dr. Selene Parekh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Replace post fusion: This can be done. However the results of an ankle replacement placed after an ankle fusion are not as good as an ankle replacement done from the star ... Read More
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Sometimes: There are instances where a fusion can be 'taken down' to allow for an ankle replacement. But, not all ankle fusions can be taken down to allow for an ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Ankle fusion: Ankle fusion is a procedure whereby the cartilaginous surfaces of the talus and the tibia are excised, opposed and fixation is placed to hold the two ... Read More
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Dr. Rudolf Zak
19 years experience Podiatry
Ankle fusion: It's a surgical procedure where the joint surface is resected than locked together with screws, rods or plates. This allows for no motion across a pa ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
If repeated: Then the 1st procedure left bones in position that they did not heal properly.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Beckman
23 years experience Podiatry
Arthritis: Assuming the ankle fusion healed well, and you really haven't had too many symptoms until recently, the most likely cause is surrounding arthritis in ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
It can take: A year or longer to get full sensation back. It even possible for certain areas to remain numb and never get full sensation. I don't know what type of ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Chronic ankle: In my experience the best course in such a complex situation would be to consult an orthopedic specialist at an orthopedic department at a university ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Fusion: Yes - speak frankly and openly to your surgeon . Ask lots of questions. If you need to do so , seek a second opinion.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
35 years experience Podiatry
Fusion: These are questions to be asked of your treating surgeon. Always feel free to ask questions of your physician(s)
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janetta Carolin Malan
Specializes in
Ankle fusion surgery: There are too many facts to consider to answer your question outside of a consultation. If the instability at the joint causes pain, it will reduce it ... Read More
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