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I've had a triple fusion on may 22nd and I've been in a beckon boot for 4 weeks partial weight baring the problem is I'm getting a pain in the calf area hopefully get the boot off on Wednesday has any one had this problem i don't seem to get any pain if I put my foot in a trainer 

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    Just be careful of blood clots... calf pain could indicate a possible clot 

    They put me on zyrelto after a travel related DVT blood clot due to immobility after a long flight and when I broke my ankle they put me on it again, ask your doctor there's a simple blood test to tell clotting factors 

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    Hi.I had my triple fusion and Achilles lengthening last August.I was in a boot for 12 weeks due to slow bone healing.I did have pain in the front of the ankle when in the boot but was told that this was due to the boot holding the ankle in the correct position.I think the pain also radiates from the knee to the ankle due to the uneven height between the boot and the shoe on the other foot.It might be sensible to mention it to your surgeon when you see him next.Best wishes for a speedy journey back to normality. Nonita
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      Hi Nonita, 

      was your triple Fusion successful? Do you have any movement at all in your ankle? Can you walk without pain, I had a double Fusion 3 weeks ago & I'm still in a lot of pain. Doesn't feel like any healing had happened. Will be going on the 16th for X-rays so hoping for the best. What a journey. 

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      Hi Barb.It's early days for you yet so try to not to get too down when you don't see much improvement.It's nearly a year since my surgery and I am able to walk with very little pain and occasionally use one crutch on uneven ground.It did take a long time for the bones to fuse and I was in a boot for several weeks.It can be a very depressing time when you realise that you are unable to do things without help.Keep a diary and you will see that you are in actual fact making good progress. My ankle does feel a little stiff especially if I walk too much but it certainly is improving.I do have one problem on the stairs because the foot is not able to bend so I have to come down one step at a time.I am able to drive without problems and do a great deal more than before the fusion.At your stage in recovery I think the main thing is to be aware of how depressed you can get but don't worry because most of us have been through it and it does pass Remember that it is going to take between 12 and 18 months .Keep in touch and let us know how you do at your next appointment.We are all here to support you.Best wishes Nonita

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    Well I went to see my consultant today he said I'm fine to remove boot and wean my self off the crutches in 7-10 days and wants me back at work full time as a chef in 14 days which is a bit odd considering I'd be off my crutches for 4 days and straight back to working 12 shifts minimum for 5 days a week I am feeling a bit cautious , I just hope I don't end up on the sick again 

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    Hi Willfullard, 

    how ow are you doing with your recovery? I had the double Fusion on July 19th so I'm a couple days past the six week mark. Im still having pain right in my ankle joint but it is improving but slowly. Im still not able to have my foot down for anymore than five minutes without it turning deep purple? Was this your experience or were you able to put your foot down at that point? How many weeks were you when you started partial weight bearing? When I see the surgeon again, I will be nine weeks & if the bones are fused, I will be able to partial weight bear. I hope lots of improvements happen in three weeks as I'm still extremely sore, swollen & painful. 

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