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Orif Ankle Surgery Recovery
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
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
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
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
Could range: Fom minor to severe.....Keep feet elevated above heart level, ice as often as can. ...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
Probably: But high heels are bad for your feet. ...Read more
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