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OMG, this ankle surgery recovery is rough. I had my flat foot corrected and fused with lots of screws holding bones together and lots of tendon work early last November. I have struggled through the pain, non weight bearing, being home bound, and of course the boot like all of you have. Three weeks ago X-rays showed that although one bone joint fused together another did not and broke apart including breaking the 4 inch screw. This was devastating as I was told the surgery would have to be repeated. My dosage of Vitamin C has been upped dramatically has a deficiency was discovered. I’m doing everything to put off this 2nd surgery, my surgeon says delaying a few months won’t hurt the success of the second surgery and my mental health needs a break. The pain is bad as is function despite a custom brace, compression socks and trying not to walk much on it.
My question is: is bone healing a common complication of ankle surgery? My surgeon says he followed all protocol and my X-rays were perfect up until I began weight bearing with boot at 11 weeks.
There me is no question I will need to have this done and my surgeon is a top ankle surgeon at an excellently rated teaching hospital. Any recommendations as I approach surgery #2?
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