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Pain after ankle fusion

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 15 years experience
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
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatric Surgery 20 years experience
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 male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
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.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
Podiatry 36 years experience
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
Podiatry 36 years experience
Fusion: These are questions to be asked of your treating surgeon. Always feel free to ask questions of your physician(s)
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Talk to your surgeon: It would be best to talk to your surgeon because it will depend on the intensity of the pain.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry 15 years experience
Triple arthrosesis: The triple arthrosesis is a procedure that is complex and requires a fairly lengthy healing period. Even after weight bearing has resumed residual swe... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Collin Ball
Podiatry 14 years experience
Coalition: Ankle fusion is used for severe arthritic deformity with or without deformity it you may be referring to subtalar fusion which could b used to eli... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Fusion: Without the x rays in front of me that would be very difficult. Speak to your treating physician and ask questions. Then get a second opinion if y... Read More