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Can I Push For A Operation On My Ankle It Never Heals
More Information: This is not a question that has enough information to answer. There are so many potential causes for ankle pain that there is no way to answer this for you. If you are feeling your condition is not being adequately managed, perhaps the best way to allay your concerns is to have another physician offer a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If your ankle needed surgery. But you just decided to wait would it eventually heal on it's own? If so about how long? Or would it just make it worse?
Healing: All fractures will heal on it's own in some way; the problem is that if bones are not correctly approximated and or not aligned the fracture could heal in the wrong position (mal union) or heal by forming another joint (pseudo arthrosis) or maybe not healing at all (non union). The ankle in addition will give you gait disturbances and possible chronic pain. The answer is do the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on wound.: If you have a wound as a result of a surgical incision then usually local care with keeping it clean, a topical antibacterial ointment and a dressing should heal it. If it is a venous ulcer, then you would need a full venous evaluation with a venous reflux sonogram and closure of any refluxing valves. It would be wise for you to see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the procedure used to repair the ligaments from the sprained ankle. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
I had surgery for a screw to be put in to help heal my broken ankle and then had it removed, but I still have pain sometimes. Any suggestions?
How would one heal an anterior ankle impingement? It's been 5 months since injury. I heard you can immobilize, is that true? Is surgery the only way?
One could attempt : A period of immobilization in order to calm down any inflammation. But, by definition impingement implies a structural deformity usually in this case with bony prominences or spurs. Removing them eliminates the impingement. The surgery has a high success rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
20 weeks after ankle surgery & nwb, how to start walking? How much pressure may I put down if I don't have pain? How much can I push it? Pt in a week.
I hv ankle pain bcoz of ligament broken and doctor said go for surgery but surgery is very expensive. Any other treatmetnt to heal or fix ligament?
Depends: Depends on which ligaments are involved around the ankle. Typically, the lateral ankle ligaments are injured with an inversion ankle sprain. These ligaments will often heal without surgery using immobilization and possibly some physical therapy. If you are left with instability or chronic pain after the ligaments have healed, surgery could be done at that time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm supposed to get a tattoo on my ankle in two weeks and breast reduction surgery Jan 25. Is that ok since I'll have 2 months to heal before surgery?
Should be ok: That should be fine. Keep in mind the usual risks that are associated with getting a tattoo-like possible exposure to blood borne infections from the use of the needle. Please make sure you inquire about the sanitation techniques that are used to help protect you from exposure to infections from other clients. ...Read more
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