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Ankle Fusion and Knee Replacement

By June 15, 2009 - 7:00pm
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I have had a successful ankle replacment in 1983 and had to have a knee replacement in 2006. the knee replacement procedure case numbness in my foot and ankle and the ankle is killin me know I an going to a podiatrist and now a pain managment clinin with no relief. Has anyone had a second ankle fusion or just decided to have it amputated. I believe the out come might be better.

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I am so sorry to hear. I have had a second ankle fusion and am now being told Ineed a third one cause the 2nd one fused in wrong place and I am in severe pain. Sometimes I think getting it amputated would be a good idea but so scary

January 2, 2014 - 8:11pm

Dear Valentinej, I am so sorry you are going through so much physical pain and agonizing over a decision to amputate or not. From your posting I should assume that the knee replacement was on the same leg. Have you got a second opinion? Was the replacement successful by medical standards? From what you describe, it sounds as if the replacement itself may be putting pressure on a nerve or ligament. Have you had an X-Ray done on that knee lately? I suggest you looking at getting a second opinion before rushing to a drastic decision such as amputation.

Why would you need a second ankle fusion if the first one was successful? I am not sure I understand the whole picture. Maybe what you need is to have that second opinion or consider another option for pain, Acupuncture comes to mind.

I wish you well.

June 15, 2009 - 9:10pm

SO sorry to hear that you are having to look into amputation. That to me seems like the VERY last thing I would want done but believe me - I have wanted that many days!

Good Luck and keep me posted!

June 15, 2009 - 9:02pm
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