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Why might the bottom of my foot be numb after total ankle replacement surgery?

Why might the bottom of my foot be numb after total ankle replacement surgery?

Numbness: There are a number of reasons for this. Seeing your treating surgeon is most beneficial as he knows what was done in the operating room. ...Read more

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Please explain why is the bottom of my foot numb after total ankle replacement surgery?

Please explain why is the bottom of my foot numb after total ankle replacement surgery?

Nerve issue: This is a nerve issue. Most likely involving the posterior tibial nerve and/or its respective branches. Consult your original surgeon and ask for an MRI to determine the integrity of this nerve. Ask for a copy of the MRI results. ...Read more

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Why is the bottom of my foot numb after a total ankle replacement surgery?

Why is the bottom of my foot numb after a  total ankle replacement surgery?

Couple of things: It is possible that the nerve was injured during the surgery or that there is swelling around the nerve. It would be helpful to know how long ago the surgery was. ...Read more

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I recently had a total ankle replacement done (2.5 wks ago) and I was wondering if smoking small amounts of medical marijuana would hinder healing?

I recently had a total ankle replacement done (2.5 wks ago) and I was wondering if smoking small amounts of medical marijuana would hinder healing?

Depends: If you have a medical condition that medical marijuana is prescribed for it is OK Just make sure you follow the weight bearing status that you doctor has prescribed and be care not to get light headed and/or fall ...Read more

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Which has a longer recovery time: ankle replacement surgery or ankle fusion?

Depends: Most total ankle replacements require a shorter period of being non weight bearing than ankle fusions. The decision for which of these treatment options is best should not be based on the recovery time but rather factors such as age, size, functional demands, etc. ...Read more

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What to expect from ankle replacement surgery?

What to expect from ankle replacement surgery?

Fair to good results: Most published reports related to total ankle arthroplasty have a fair to poor-quality level of evidence. Comparative studies with a fair to good-quality level of evidence suggest that total ankle arthroplasty provides equal pain relief and possibly improved function compared with other procedures. ...Read more

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What is involved after ankle replacement surgery?

Physical Therapy: As with any joint repacement surgery a lot of physical therepy is necessary. ...Read more

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What can cause severe pain 1yr after total knee replacement surgery?My mother has numbness in foot and knee. Sometimes swelling. Thanks

What can cause severe pain 1yr after total knee replacement surgery?My mother has numbness in foot and knee. Sometimes swelling. Thanks

Varies: There are multiple possibilities, but one general way to look at it is either there is something wrong with the knee replacement surgery outcome, or your mother has another condition causing pain in that area. The most common "other" cause is a condition calked spinal stenosis, which is essentially a pinched nerve in the back that can cause leg pain and numbness. ...Read more