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What is a ankle fusion?

What is a ankle fusion?

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 painful joint. ...Read more

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Fusion (Definition)

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


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Can you tell me more about to have their ankle fusion repeated due to pain?

Can you tell me more about to have their ankle fusion repeated due to pain?

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. ...Read more

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I had ankle fusion back in 1997 . Now i'm hurting more everyday . What happen after 15 yrs and having a lot pain ?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can you provide some advice for someone who's had ankle & heel fusion ?

Can you provide some advice for someone who's had ankle & heel fusion ?

Yes: Chances are that it has left your leg shorter than the other. You will either need a special shoe or will need to have a lift attached to your current shoe. ...Read more

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What to do if I am considering an ankle fusion. Do you have any feedback or suggestions for me?

What to do if I am considering an ankle fusion. Do you have any feedback or suggestions for me?

B 4 fusion try brace: Try a brace first it will mimic how u will feel with a fusion. If u try this it is reversible while a fusion is not.Anot . Also u may b happy using the brace, ; not need the fusion at all. ...Read more

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If I am 22 active female should I get an ankle fusion or replacement? My dr. Said fusion. Do u agree?

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 more

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Can you tell me how much time will it take to recovery from ankle fusion surgery, and what is to be expected?

Several months: It could be more or less depending on the procedure and what type of fixation is used to fuse the joint. You will not have any motion at the ankle after surgery. ...Read more

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