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How can I stop pain after ankle surgery?

How can I stop pain after ankle surgery?

Follow guidelines: Make sure you are taking your pain medications as directed, and resting, elevating and icing the ankle as directed. Only be on your foot as much as your doctor instructed. Some postoperative discomfort is normal and expected for a period of time. If the pain is more than expected, or worsening, contact your surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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 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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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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Should I get ankle surgery for unstable ankle?

IT DEPENDS: You should have x-rays including stress views; maybe an MRI. Then, maybe a functional brace and PT before surgery. ...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 are some complications from ankle surgery?

What are some complications from ankle surgery?

Many possible...: But thankfully they are rare. Possibilities include: wound healing problems, sound infection, joint infection, soft tissue infection, bone infection, hardware failure, improper reduction (alignment), failure to heal, slow healing, failure of the surgery, excessive blood loss, blood vessel damage, nerve damage, tendon damage, cartilage damage, etc. ...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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What are good exercises to do after ankle surgery?

What are good exercises to do after ankle surgery?

See suggestion: Simple up and down range of motion/ up and down exercise. After four weeks follow this be stationary bike exercise. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from ankle surgery?

Depends: It depends on what procedures where performed and how they where performed. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal from ankle surgery plus?

Need more informatio: It would be best to talk to your surgeon.
They know exactly what procedures where done. ...Read more

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Can I safely flex my ankle one week post ankle surgery?

Can I safely flex my ankle one week post ankle surgery?

Depends: It would depend on what ankle surgery was performed.

It would be best to discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: ankle surgery?

Ankle Surgery: Treatment of pathology of the joint formed by the articulation of the tibia, talus and fibula by procedures by that involve incision into the same. ...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

Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Pain Medication (Definition)

Pain medications are ...Read more