ANKLE INJURY - PROSTHESIS - CAN YOU HELP?

  • twostroke

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    Aug 01, 2010 10:36 AM GMT
    Hi there. I would like to know if anyone can give me information regarding ankle prosthesis, either first hand or knows someone who had one done.

    2 years I sustained a tib and fib fracture. It was operated but due to persisting pain it seems that a fracture affecting the joint surface of the tibia (shin bone) was missed. As a result I have quite a bit of pain and was advised not to put too much strain on that ankle. So I should not run, jump, cycle, etc, etc.
    It was suggested that an ankle prosthesis or fusion of the ankle joint would be indicated so that I can resume a more active life.
    Both options are pretty scary and I´m curious to know if anyone could tell me of own or somebody else´s experience.
    thanks

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    Aug 01, 2010 5:32 PM GMT
    twostroke saidHi there. I would like to know if anyone can give me information regarding ankle prosthesis, either first hand or knows someone who had one done.

    2 years I sustained a tib and fib fracture. It was operated but due to persisting pain it seems that a fracture affecting the joint surface of the tibia (shin bone) was missed. As a result I have quite a bit of pain and was advised not to put too much strain on that ankle. So I should not run, jump, cycle, etc, etc.
    It was suggested that an ankle prosthesis or fusion of the ankle joint would be indicated so that I can resume a more active life.
    Both options are pretty scary and I´m curious to know if anyone could tell me of own or somebody else´s experience.
    thanks



    Oh, this is bigger than this website can accomplish. You need second and third opinions from doctors. And a fourth. Glean as much information from medical professionals as possible. Ask for references on similar procedures (it's possible that there may be a database of patients). The operation is extreme and very nearly permanent; you'll want to know what you're dealing with for the rest of your life with the best information.
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Aug 01, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    i messed up my ankle bad a few years ago in a football game. i took a week and then just didnt think about it not to smart on my behalf. i had a friend that had his ankle fused and he is back to normal. he said it feels better after the surgery then before. i would do it if u want to be able to to do all the stuff u like to do in life.
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    Aug 01, 2010 9:59 PM GMT
    Joint fusions are often advocated when there is ongoing pain, stiffness and poor quality of life in the absence of any other management option. Articular cartilage has a limited ability to repair and hence once injured, the damage is irreversible and leads to osteoarthritis. But a joint also comprises muscle and ligament, so working on these two tissues can improve stability but may do little for pain. It's a balancing act: pain vs perhaps better quality of life but diminished joint function and mobility. You require the pros and cons carefully listed so that an informed decision is possible. You only need one good Surgeon, not several conflicting opinions.


    twostroke saidHi there. I would like to know if anyone can give me information regarding ankle prosthesis, either first hand or knows someone who had one done.

    2 years I sustained a tib and fib fracture. It was operated but due to persisting pain it seems that a fracture affecting the joint surface of the tibia (shin bone) was missed. As a result I have quite a bit of pain and was advised not to put too much strain on that ankle. So I should not run, jump, cycle, etc, etc.
    It was suggested that an ankle prosthesis or fusion of the ankle joint would be indicated so that I can resume a more active life.
    Both options are pretty scary and I´m curious to know if anyone could tell me of own or somebody else´s experience.
    thanks

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    Aug 01, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    I'm no doctor, but I find ankle inversion/eversion exercises help strengthen the muscles and tendons around the ankle.

    I do them as part of my calf routine.

    There's my two cents' worth of info, such as is it.
  • twostroke

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    Aug 02, 2010 9:06 AM GMT
    Thank you all for your comments on this. I know it may surpass the site´s limits but your views may help me construct a clearer picture.
    Concentrating on building up stability sounds good to me and implies no scalpel, at least for now.
    thanks all