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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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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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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