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My dr wants to put cushiony material in my ankle instead of an ankle fusion. Has anyone had this done?

By June 25, 2009 - 9:30am
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My dr is thinking about putting some sort of material in my ankle joint for a cushiony effect. She really does not want to do an ankle fusion. Has anyone else had this done?

I fell down my basement stairs NOv 2008, I have had pain since. My dr tells me my ankle bone is swollen and has given me steriods injections that did not help. I am 53 and can hardly walk. I have spasms daily that give me great pain. She suggested an ankle fusion surgery then said she has had luck with some sort of material placed in the toe for cushion , she thinks it would work for the ankle. I need to know what other options I may have. I also have bone fragment floating around, she doesn't seem as concerned about the. I just want to walk again. I miss shopping and I need to stimulate the economy! Looking forward for insight. Thanks Tricia

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I have a bone chip on top of my foot from when I fell, she thinks it will be absorbed by the tissue. I had a 2nd my steriod injection a week ago and my foot pain is worse. I have orthodics that she wants me to wear and they hurt. She said to back down on using then and has ordered me to have PT. How can that help my foot? Its is brusied and swollen. This is not fun and I just want to be normal?! Thanks your for comment.

June 26, 2009 - 11:47am

Hey Tricia, Thanks for writing and I know how painful falls and foot injuries can be. Haven't heard of this personally, but did forward your question to a wonderful podiatrist who may be able to offer some guidance. Also, can you clarify this sentence for us "I also have bone fragment floating around, she doesn't seem as concerned about the." Thanks so much and I certainly can appreciate your love for shopping.

June 26, 2009 - 11:23am
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