Ankle fusion

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Hi there,

looking for any advice or information, had ankle problems for few years after having sprained it many times playing football finally rupturing the ligaments completely and needed surgery, was told 3 years ago I have arthritis and that it will eventually get worse and will require fusion of the joint, fast forward to the present and my ankle is painful and swollen constantly and running or jogging is pretty much a no no, my question is I'm only 36 and I work as a postman walking up 10miles a day for around 4/5 hours a day and right now it's only just bearable (Just) will I realistically be able to return to my normal work duties after ankle fusion? and how long would I need for recovery after surgery?

many thanks.

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    Hi

    I have been in your situation too for about 5 years. I am 33 and I dislocated my ankle and I have had major problems ever since, I take my shoe off at the end of the day and boom swollen and I cant walk! I have arthritis and like you I have been told that a joint fusion is the only solution.

    I have researched it and spoken to numerous people who have had it done, the majority have had nothing but problems since having it done, they still have the pain and have a lot less movement in the joint. This was enough to stop me doing it, I am now looking into stem cell replacement as this has proven to be successful.

    Best of luck.

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    what about an ankle replacement? maybe that would suit you better?

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