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Hi - I am a 45 mother or two small boys. When I was 18 I slipped when dancing and 'sprained' my right ankle. Now some 25 years later I have had numerous problems with said ankle - so much so I have had 4 debris removing ops and a couple of deep aneathetics injections into the joint to relieve the pain. I have also been through 3 surgeons. Now I have been told by the latest one that there is nothing more they can do with the ankle apart from fusing it. My consultant refuses to carry out total ankle replacements altogether (one factor being by age - he said I would wear it out !) I have approx 60% movement but cannot solely weight bear on it. My Achilles tendon has also atrophied. As I am female of course I still like to wear my nice shoes (and I dont wear silly high heels at all). I have been told that I need a double fusion as the bottom part of the joint is now crumbling. I am scared of making the wrong choice as its non reversable. Anyone have any advice. I currently take Tramodol, Naproxen, stomach acid medication, paraceteamol and gaviscon.
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