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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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How is the recovery for ankle surgery?

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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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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How long is the recovery time for ankle surgery?

How long is the recovery time for ankle surgery?

Weeks to months.: It depends on the type of surgery. An ankle arthroscopy may only slow you down for a few weeks, an ankle fusion may take 6 months to a year. Talk to your surgeon about your specific situation. ...Read more

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How long would an ankle surgery take and what's recovery like?

Variable: The answer to the question depends on the type of ankle surgery that would need to be performed. This could be as quick as 30 minutes or as long as 3 hours. Recovery would also be the same. The best advice is to ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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How dangerous is ankle surgery?

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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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 quickly after ankle surgery can I run?

How quickly after ankle surgery can I run?

Depends on the type: The fractures take up to 12 weeks to get you to bear weight on the ankle... Running could take another months after that. ...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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How long after ankle surgery until it is alright to run?

Up to one year: Depending on what type of surgery you had it could take up to at least one year before you can start running again. Talk to your surgeon, make sure you are following the rehab program you have been given. There are other activities that I have my athletes do including swimming etc. ...Read more

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What's 'normal' swelling first week after ankle surgery?

What's 'normal' swelling first week after ankle surgery?

Could range: Fom minor to severe.....Keep feet elevated above heart level, ice as often as can. ...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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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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After ankle surgery, is it important for a person to stay in bed?

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