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Triple Arthrodesis Surgery Of Right Ankle Joint
I had joint fusion of my ankle following a fracture of tibia and fibia. I've been cleared to walk again, but i'm in pain w/ every step; same as b4 surgery. Is this normal?
Also called an arthrodesis. The porpose of a joint fusion is to stop motion of the joint. The joint surfaces are removed and some type of fixation may be added. The boney surfaces heal to each other essentially making one bone where there used to be two separated by the joint. A fusion may be done fr pain, deformity, weakness or dysfunction. Fusions are permanent but they can ...Read more
Ankle procedures: This may be a type of procedure similar to arthroscopy where the ankle is filled with fluid under pressure to open areas where instruments inserted can scrape, cut and clean the surfaces of the joint or remove fibrous degenerated material to improve motion and relieve pain. Also used for fractures and bone loss with instability of the joint where rigid fixation is applied and distracted gradually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only experienced md: If it's your surgery, any surgery should be taken seriously. Ankle replacement like most surgeries can very in complexity based on patient factors (size, health, previous surgeries). It should be performed by an experienced surgeon, in this case that usually means a fellowship trained orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had trimalleolar surgery I year year ago but still have a lot of pain walking with pockets of fluid around ankle joint. Is this normal?
Part of the healin.: It may take even longer depending on your activity level. You should get a new ankle foot orthotic & brace to control motion ...Read more
Ct results: "ankle joint effusion extending into posterior ankle joint recess, larger than previous CT scan" what will the surgery be to fix?
27 years old male C/O chronic right Ankle joint pain for more than 8 Months, on the lateral side, there was a history of twisted ankle 8 months ago?
57 YO male with 6th surgery on R ankle (since injury in 1995) being Triple Arthrodesis one year ago. Continued pain at level 9-10. Another surgery?
Rough time...: You must have had some pretty bad injury to have to go through all that you did. Since I don't know all the details of the past 19 years, if you haven't yet, get another opinion with a physician that deals a lot with foot/ankle trauma. A fresh set of eyes may help. Good luck... ...Read more
I had si joint fusion surgery 4weeks ago.My rectum is totally numb.I have taken pain pills for years, that is not it.How is this connected?
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