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6-8 weeks: You are probably looking 6-8 wks of cast after the procedure..Depending how good you heal/feel. Often an xray is done to assure proper healing/alignment etc...Before the cast is removed. Your surgeon will be the best person at estimating how much time is needed because he/she knew what was done to you and for you... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently diagnosed w/middle facet subtalar joint fibrous coalition. I'm having trouble finding articles abt it. Also, what's the success rate 4surgery?
Depends on symptoms: A coalition of the middle facet can be asymptomatic and found on a routine xray or special tests like an MRI or ct scan. It can cause stiffness and increased chance of spraining you ankle. If it is painful often fusing the subtalar joint will relieve the pain in 90+% of cases but it will not make the hindfoot more mobile. In adolenscents occasionally resecting tit increases motion and less pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I previously dislocated my subtalar joint, can't weight bear much because of pain... Is it safe to do strengthening exercises while still experiencing pain?
See a podiatrist: You need someone like a podiatrist to evaluate the dislocation to make sure that the bone is in its correct position or to review the x-ray to see if the joint is damaged. The podiatrist cam explain proper exercises that are safe to do. Don't do anything on your own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was not familiar: With the device and googled it. The first few things shown were complaints by people. Having said that what exactly is your condition or problem? When I checked the company website the device is designed for the hand. Stj surgery usually involves either an implant to control motion or a fusion for arthritis. Do you have either? ...Read more
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Middle facet subtalar joint fibrous coalition: what's the worst thing that could happen if untreated? Is surgery inevitable?
Surgery maybe: Coalitions cause you to have a"stiff" hind foot (inversion eversion). This can lead to increased chances of spraining your ankle . Often it is asymptomatic. If it hurts casting or bracing can calm it down and become asymptomatic again. Surgery is reserved for people with persistent pain and consists of a fusion of the joint(s). Excision of coalition is reserved for adolescents. .Not inevitable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change in position: The surgery you had changes the position of the foot and decreases motion, therefore my experience aching, but should go away with time. ...Read more
Subcutaneous oedema at lateral & medial in left ankle. Fluid in posterior & subtalar joint with fluid anterolaterally possibly ganglionic. Please help?
Yes : You are probably describing an MRI report and would do well to follow up with your physician to discuss. The medial and lateral edema described refers to swelling that is present under the skin. This could represent an injury such as an ankle sprain, or could be inflammatory. A ganglion is a flyid filled cyst that can cause local irritation and pain, not uncommonly found in the foot and hand. ...Read more
What is the best way to mobilise the subtalar joint after a calcaneal fracture. Could cuboid manipulation be helpful?
Improved Stability: Your foot and ankle should meet the ground with improved stabiity. It will be less likely to collapse and roll your heel out under weight bearing. ...Read more
Subtalar Instability: There are many treatments of lateral subtalar joint instability. You can use bracing and taping to give external support. You can have orthotic devices designed with a high degree of subtalar joint stability. You can be placed on a strengthening program including balancing, progressive resistive exercises, and functional conditioning. You can consider prolotherapy and surgical options. Dr blake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 23 year old male with developing arthritis in my subtalar joint, will i be able to play basketball at a high level still? (ex: college)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndro: Ehlers-danlos syndrome with l-loose joints is due an inherited disorder related to an abnormal gene from either mother or father. The disorder result in loose joints, elastic skin, easy bruising, and even heart valve problems, depending on which area the tissues are affected. The diagnosis is made by clinical examination. Skin biopsy and gene studies are also used. ...Read more
Relaxin: Pregnant moms make a hormone called relaxin in their bodies. This helps their ligaments to soften to allow their pelvis to expand during child birth. This also allows baby's joints to be hyper-flexible as well. Combined with the cartilaginous (and highly flexible) skeleton of a newbie, you have the "double-jointing" to which you refer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think : You mean charcot joint. This is a serious condition of a foot where the bones and joints in a foot start to collapse or self destruct. One should not walk on such a foot as weight bearing will casue the damage. Medical attentiob by podiatrist or orthopedist to manage the condition is recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers