Ankle fusion

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Hi i had an ankle fusion on my right ankle 11 weeks ago. I drive a truck for a living is there any reason that i wouldnt be able to go back to my job cheers   

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    Hi Andy,

    I don't see why not. I do remember reading somewhere that you have to be able to stop suddenly and until you can do that you cannot drive.  However. it depends on what country you are in.

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      Hi Marian 

      Thanks for getting back to me you hear so many different stories of what your able to do and not do but alll the feedback i am hearing is positive 

      Cheers Andy 

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    Andy driving a truck after ankle fusion is a bit different than driving your car.    I don’t think you will hurt your foot but I think it will be very uncomfortable it you drive too far.   Go slow at first ....short distances......let your ankle and muscles learn what to do again.   You can do it just be careful and don’t put anyone else at risk.
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      Hi Kathy 

      Thanks for the advice i think its going to be a while before i do any driving 

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    How does your ankle feel?   Does it go to sleep when in one position for any length of time?    
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      Hi 

      Yes it seems to give me all sorts of different sensations going numb cold feeling toes even though they are warm and pins and needles. Im just 12 weeks in and im hoping its going to start settling down im going to see the surgeon on thursday so im hoping to get out of the boot and to start weight bearing 

       

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    12 weeks is a long time for no weight bearing.   I cannot fathom that, I am 3 weeks post opt from subtalar fusion and I was hoping to be partial weight bearing in 4 more weeks.   

    This is a crazy operation and it must be because of all the nerves and muscles that thread around your ankle.   

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      Hi i have been weight bearing very slightly for about 4 weeks just a little through my heal. Im hoping to be putting a little bit more through it . How long has the surgeon said you will be off work mine has told me between 6/9 months maybe 12 months 
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