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My ankle fused 12 years ago because of a birth defect but it always hurts. Any options?

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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Pain

Another cause of pain following fusion is transfer lesions.
When motion at the fused joint is limited, there is increased stress at adjacent joints. Sometimes, image guided injections can be helpful in diagnosis.

In brief: Pain

Another cause of pain following fusion is transfer lesions.
When motion at the fused joint is limited, there is increased stress at adjacent joints. Sometimes, image guided injections can be helpful in diagnosis.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. James DeMeo
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fusion

I would recommend a ct scan to make sure you have 100% fusion of your ankle.
Your pain may be due to some of the ankle not being fused.

In brief: Fusion

I would recommend a ct scan to make sure you have 100% fusion of your ankle.
Your pain may be due to some of the ankle not being fused.
Dr. James DeMeo
Dr. James DeMeo
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Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Make sure it's fused

If your ankle always hurts after your ankle was fused, it might be better to get a second opinion and obtain a ct scan to make sure the ankle fusion was successful.
Nonunions of an ankle fusion can happen and may not always be evident on xray.

In brief: Make sure it's fused

If your ankle always hurts after your ankle was fused, it might be better to get a second opinion and obtain a ct scan to make sure the ankle fusion was successful.
Nonunions of an ankle fusion can happen and may not always be evident on xray.
Dr. Mathew John
Dr. Mathew John
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