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Doctor insights on: Triple Arthrodesis Surgery Of Right Ankle Joint

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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?

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?

No: There could be some pain after coming out of immobilization. Depending on how long you are following surgery will depend on how much discomfort you have. The pain however should be less than before surgery. You should have a repeat x-ray and be checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Hadfield
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Joint Fusion (Definition)

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


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Tell me more about ankle joint distraction surgery.?

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 more

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How big a surgery is replacing an ?Ankle joint with an artificial joint?

How big a surgery is replacing an ?Ankle joint with an artificial joint?

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 more

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Ct results: "ankle joint effusion extending into posterior ankle joint recess, larger than previous CT scan" what will the surgery be to fix?

Ct results: "ankle joint effusion extending into posterior ankle joint recess, larger than previous CT scan"  what will the surgery be to fix?

Can't tell.: Based on the info all i know is that you have some joint fluid in your ankle. That alone is not an indication for surgery. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why does my ankle hurt years after my Ankle Arthrodesis surgery?

Why does my ankle hurt years after my Ankle Arthrodesis surgery?

See your doctor: Could be a number of reasons why. It may or may not be related to original surgery. Need evaluation by your physician to determine why you have pain. Then proper treatment can be administered. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Likely nerve injury: It seems that nerve to the skin around anus has been damaged. This may have been unavoidable and could be a known complication of this type of surgery. It may improve with time. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Robert Hadfield
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Arthrodesis (Definition)

A procedure done as a last resort to relieve intractable pain in a joint which cannot be managed by pain medication, splints, ...Read more