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Blister After Orif Ankle Surgery
Severe swelling and pain 6 months after orif ankle surgery. Dr thinks it might be a reaction to the hardware. Any other ideas. Not sure about remove?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
I have moderate to severe pain in my forefoot and heel after having ankle surgery almost a year ago. What should I do?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers