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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?
Reaction: Sounds reasonable. You may also have an infection. ...Read more
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 more
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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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