Re: Ankle fusion

Hi Stella,

My name is Dee. I also have had a severe break of the talus. (2005) I had surgery to repair the breaks (hardware). After long and painful months of therapy I was unable to weight bear for apporx. 6 months. I am still not fully weight bearing because of the pain, are you? I never did or have regained any dorsi or plantar flexion. I like you am in constant pain. The spesensoredt have also mentioned the F word (fusion). I would be curious to know if you had heard any good things that have resulted from ankle fusions. I have heard more negatives than positives.
I live on a farm and also have two children. We lead a very active life with sports and such. It is depressing for me to watch life go by and not be an active part of it. How are you coping? 8 years is a very long time to be in pain. I hope that you are rid of pain soon. Please let me know if and when you will be fusing your ankle.

I truly do feel for you and your family. I do understand the frustrations.

I live in Alberta, Canada. I am hoping that the U.S.A. has more medical advice. Here in Canada they say there in nothng more they can do!

Take Care and hang in there,
Dee



Posted By Dee on October 19, 2006 at 14:38:49:

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