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I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has made a choice either way.
I saw the consultant yesterday and i have 2 weeks to make a decision. The other option is to do nothing. I am 59.
I was initially attracted to the fusion procedure as I think it makes more sense for me. However, I am slightly put off by the fact that I would not be able to walk on the ankle for 3 months, whereas with the replacement option you can start using the ankle almost immediately. I also note that there have been only14 ankle replacement operations in the last 3 years in my part of Kent so it's relatively new. That worries me. I am fairly active. After the op I would like to get back to being more mobile although I accept I will not be able to do extreme sports!
Have you been through either procedure? Was it a success? What do I need to think about?
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