Ankle fused

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Has anyone had therie ankle  and foot fused so they can’t turn their foot side to side. Just up and down going forward? Please respond!

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    I've had a triple fusion on one foot and I really can't remember whether I was ever able to turn it from side to side as it's a long time since I did ballet!   Probably about 70 years.   I have just been trying to turn it from side to side and it doesn't really want to do it but then the other foot doesn't either - though that is waiting for the same operation.  

    Obviously at my age I am just glad to be out of pain and able to walk on the fused foot.  I guess it's different for someone younger.

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      Hi Penny! I’m going to be 67 in August. I’m not playing on doing any 5k anytime soon. Lol. I just don’t want pain and to be able to walk without pain and play with my grandkids. My husband said as soon I can walk we can go to Italy. So I’m looking forward to that. You say you can walk with no pain now? How far an you walk? Like in a mall, can you walk with know pain? Can you wear all shoes or just tennis shoes? When was your surgery? Thank you for sharing.🙏

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      Hi Penny !what state did you ha e your surgery in? What year? I don’t trust our dr’s in St Pete Florida.
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      HI folks,

      Just got back from a short holiday in France to find this triple fusion chat.  It is so much better walking the endless airport passages with one bad ankle/foot than with two bad ones as it was last year before I had my triple fusion.  Now I live in the  UK and my operation was in Oxford with Mr Bob Sharp..... he is a specialist and very good but that won't be very helpful for most of you in the US.  I am sorry.  I really am astounded how good the fused foot is - I did quite a bit of walking, admittedly quite slowly because not only am I waiting for the second operation but I also have a knee that wants doing!  But there is no pain at all in the fused foot so what can I say?  The fact that I am going for the second one in three weeks' time says it all....

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    I am going to have triple fusion this week and I was told that this surgery would take away the ability to go from side to side.   That gave me pause because it causes balance problems.   But the pain gets so bad when I walk that I have to wear a boot all the time.   So hopefully I can adapt to the lack side to side motion.

     

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      With tripple fusion U r fusing all 3 joints in your ankle..

      If U can hold off or there is any other options, go that as I've had nothing but trouble and wouldn't of gone ahead if I'd researched it first.. My bad

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