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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Ankle Surgery (Definition)

Treatment of pathology of the joint formed by the articulation of the tibia, talus and fibula by procedures by that involve ...Read more


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How long (roughly) does the pain last after orif ankle surgery (trimalleolar fracture)? A few weeks?

How long (roughly) does the pain last after orif ankle surgery (trimalleolar fracture)? A few weeks?

Weeks: The initial pain should improve within a few weeks but soreness and swelling may be present for several months.Keep pressure off of your foot/ankle and elevate when possible. Ice is usually helpful. ...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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Should i get ankle surgery for unstable ankle?

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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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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What is the definition or description of: ankle surgery?

What is the definition or description of: ankle surgery?

Ankle Surgery: 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. ...Read more

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Will my piercings interfere with my upcoming ankle surgery?

Will my piercings interfere with my upcoming ankle surgery?

Piercing: Any jewelry should be removed prior to any surgery. During surgery the surgeon will use an device called a bovie which is electric. If you have any jewelry it will cause a burn at the site. ...Read more

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Does everyone have foot swelling after ankle surgery?

Does everyone have foot swelling after ankle surgery?

Common....: It depends on the type of surgery. Minor superficial surgeries may not cause noticeable swelling. Swelling is common though following ankle surgery. ...Read more

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Blood clot after ankle surgery, should I be concerned?

Blood clot after ankle surgery, should I be concerned?

Yes: A blood clot in the leg for any reason is potentially life threatening. You need to be monitored and have anti coagulation medication asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more