In 1988 I was bit on my ankle. With an exotic Oriental creature.. I then had scepticsemia . I had to have a free flap operation in 1989. . It wouldn't heal as I had an ulcer on the wound. After various treatments is such grafts the healing process begun.I finally had some of the excess free flap removed.I had intense physio as I couldn't move my foot ( The ankle bones had fused) I can move my toes that is all. I have to live with it. I have reaumatoid arthritis.very painful...my worse problem now is getting shoes that are suitable. Need to be completely flat. Trying to make people understand that my foot is fused in this position is hopeless. Anne aged 75. I have been like this for almost 29 years.