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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Ankle Surgery (Overview)

Treatment of pathology of the joint formed by the articulation of the tibia, talus and fibula by procedures by that involve incision into the same.


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How dangerous is ankle surgery?

How dangerous is ankle surgery?

Not: All surgeries have risks and many risks are not due to the surgery itself but things like anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
200 doctors shared insights

Ankle Surgery (Overview)

Treatment of pathology of the joint formed by the articulation of the tibia, talus and fibula by procedures by that involve incision into the same.


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Ankle surgery (Tip)

Quick acronym for treating ankle injuries - price: protection rest ice compression elevation. ...See more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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How is the recovery for ankle surgery?

How is the recovery for ankle surgery?

At : Your age a bit quicker than later in life, but remember, is a lengthy process that requires continued therapy. It is a significant weight bearing area. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Ankle surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

Dr. Kristi Woods Dr. Woods
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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest immediately after the injury
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Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
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Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
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Keep injury elevated
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How can I stop pain after ankle surgery?

How can I stop pain after ankle surgery?

Follow guidelines: Make sure you are taking your pain medications as directed, and resting, elevating and icing the ankle as directed. Only be on your foot as much as your doctor instructed. Some postoperative discomfort is normal and expected for a period of time. If the pain is more than expected, or worsening, contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time for an ankle surgery?

What's the recovery time for an ankle surgery?

Depends: Ak=nkle surgery could be a tumor, fracture or a miriad of problems. Depending why you had the durgery will depend the recovery time associated with it. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Ankle surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Should i get ankle surgery for unstable ankle?

IT DEPENDS: You should have x-rays including stress views; maybe an MRI. Then, maybe a functional brace and PT before surgery. ...Read more

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All nighter before ankle surgery, is this okay?

All nighter before ankle surgery, is this okay?

OK BUT....: Oh, how I hate when patients do this! Alcohol? Drugs, especially coke? It probably won't affect the surgical outcome, but if you're having a general anesthetic, have the emesis basin ready. Tell both your surgeon and anesthesiologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ankle surgery (Tip)

Make it a no-brainer: wear wrist and ankle weights at home, walk to anything closer than a mile away. ...See more

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What are some complications from ankle surgery?

What are some complications from ankle surgery?

Many possible...: But thankfully they are rare. Possibilities include: wound healing problems, sound infection, joint infection, soft tissue infection, bone infection, hardware failure, improper reduction (alignment), failure to heal, slow healing, failure of the surgery, excessive blood loss, blood vessel damage, nerve damage, tendon damage, cartilage damage, etc. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time for ankle surgery?

How long is the recovery time for ankle surgery?

Weeks to months. : It depends on the type of surgery. An ankle arthroscopy may only slow you down for a few weeks, an ankle fusion may take 6 months to a year. Talk to your surgeon about your specific situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Ankle surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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What are good exercises to do after ankle surgery?

What are good exercises to do after ankle surgery?

See suggestion: Simple up and down range of motion/ up and down exercise. After four weeks follow this be stationary bike exercise. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from ankle surgery?

Depends: It depends on what procedures where performed and how they where performed. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Ankle surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more