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pain after ankle fusion

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 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
18 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
40 years experience Podiatry
If repeated: Then the 1st procedure left bones in position that they did not heal properly.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Fusion: As stated , if it is to be repeated then the bones were not in proper position or the patient was not compliant resulting in improper healing.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Beckman
22 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
37 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 male asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 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.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 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
34 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
34 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
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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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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: The pain could be due to symptomatic implants, but i would also be concerned about infection and surrounding joint arthritis. I recommend you see an ... Read More
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