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I may need surgery on my ankle for a tendon rupture. When is surgery medically necessary?

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In brief: Couple of things

When there is chronic pain or instability.

In brief: Couple of things

When there is chronic pain or instability.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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In brief: Pain

When it is painful and does not allow you to walk or do activity with comfort and without pain and interferes with your lifestyle.

In brief: Pain

When it is painful and does not allow you to walk or do activity with comfort and without pain and interferes with your lifestyle.
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