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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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How to start walking in aircast boot after ankle surgery?

How to start walking in aircast boot after ankle surgery?

Walking in Aircast: Just walk as normal as possible if your doctor cleared you do do so. Expect some pain at first but will ease up and follow instructions doctor gave you. ...Read more

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What is the healing time for an ankle surgery that fixed nerve damage?

What is the healing time for an ankle surgery that fixed nerve damage?

Talk to your doctor: There is no way to know since I do not know what procedure was performed. You surgeon can give you a better answer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nerve damage from minor ankle surgery healing time?

Can you tell me about nerve damage from minor ankle surgery healing time?

Nerve damage is-: -low due 2 a surgeon's knowledge of anatomy. Incisions R made 2 avoid or keep damage 2 a minimum. Any surgery involving a joint is major. The main nerves injured R small cutaneous 1's, & there's usually an area around the incision that is numb or sensitive. If U have this especially sensitive, it usually goes away with time. No surg solution. Desensitization can B done by tapping the area rptdly ...Read more

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I just had ankle surgery 5 days ago and now the top of 2 of my toes are numb what should I do?

I just had ankle surgery 5 days ago and now the top of 2 of my toes are numb what should I do?

Wait: This is probably normal after the operation, and will recover in the coming days, weeks, or possibly even months. Ask your surgeon about it at the postoperative visit. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Ankle surgery 2xs on L ankle 9 mo preg ligaments very loose will they tighten back up after baby comes?

Probably not: It is unlikely that your ankle ligaments are loose from being pregnant. Has your doctor tested your ankle for loose ligaments while pregnant? Either way, it is unlikely these ligaments will tighten back up after pregnancy if they are indeed loose at this time. It is most likely that you will feel less pressure on your ankles after delivery and hence feel more stable on your feet. ...Read more

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I had an ankle surgery 3 weeks ago wherein the tendon on the outside of my left foot was tightened. I was told that I can start putting weight on it. What can I do to rehabilitate quicker?

Rehab after surgery: First talk to your surgeon. This is your best source of information and he/she wants the best outcome for you. Start there and be well! ...Read more

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Should the rod be exposed after crushed ankle surgery? I had this surgery in feb 07 the rod and two screws were showing when the cast was removed. After about 8 weeks when the skin was almost covering the rod, the dr. Out of the blue took the two screws th

Should the rod be exposed after crushed ankle surgery? I had this surgery in feb 07 the rod and two screws were showing when the cast was removed. After about 8 weeks when the skin was almost covering the rod, the dr. Out of the blue took the two screws th

It: It sounds infected. With a crush injury often the blood supply to the area in question is damaged. It is not usual for an implant that is supposed to be under healed soft tissue to be exposed. There are different reasons why the screws were so easy to come out: little bone for the threads to bite on, poor bone stock, screws too short, perhaps you bore weight on the anke prior to when recommended. The numbness could be from the crush injury, from poor blood supply or from other causes of swelling like having your leg in a down position. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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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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What can be expected from chrisman snook ankle surgery?

What can be expected from chrisman snook ankle surgery?

Ligament repair: The chrisman snook ankle ligament repair is pretty much a historic type of ankle surgery.

It has a long recovery and the most common issue post operative is a stiff ankle.

There are more successful procedures I would advocate such as the modified brostrom reconstruction. ...Read more

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How many screws are used in ankle surgery?

How many screws are used in ankle surgery?

It depends: There is no pre-determined number of screws used in ankle surgery. It depends on the extent of the fracture and what procedures are required to properly address the fracture. ...Read more

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How long wil swelling b there aftr ankle surgery?

How long wil swelling b there aftr ankle surgery?

Up to a year: After injury or surgery, it can take up to one full year for the body to finish healing and remodeling. ...Read more

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I have severe pain due to ankle surgery, any suggestions?

Ankle surgery: It depends on what type of surgery you had for the surgery and how long ago but you will have some pain. If this has been occurring for some time with no dissipation of the pain I would recommend seeing another foot and ankle specialist or orthopedist to see if something else is going on. ...Read more

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After ankle surgery, is it important for a person to stay in bed?

Maybe: Being non weigt bearing and keeping pressure of the foot and leg with elevation is the key. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

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