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A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more
I had ankle fusion back in 1997 . Now i'm hurting more everyday . What happen after 15 yrs and having a lot pain ?
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 other foot joints. There could be complications of the hardware, however, and a visit to a specialist and x-rays are warranted. ...Read more
I had ankle fusion 6 months ago and don't have full sensation in parts of the area. How long might it take to regain the feeling?
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 fusion you had but if you are concerened discuss it with your surgeon. Personally i wouldn't worry at 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I am 22 active female should I get an ankle fusion or replacement? My dr. Said fusion. Do u agree?
Why do you need it?: At 22, you must have either a significant prior trauma to the ankle, or a severe rheumatologic condition. Either option is pretty extreme. As far as which has a better track record, fusions do have more durability, especially for active patients. If you think replacement, make sure you get an opinion by a surgeon that specializes in the operation. There are very few of them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you advise if I'm having a ankle fusion in a few weeks. I'm am looking for tip/tricks on making life easier after surgery.?
Follow directions: Listen to your surgeon and follow his instructions.... ...Read more