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I had a triple fusion on my right ankle on June 19th and the Xrays taken last week confirmed that all had gone well - metal work in place etc. I came out of a fibreglass removable plaster which I hadn't removed for the 7 weeks and had obeyed all orders about weight bearing etc. It actually feels better than the left ankle which is waiting for the operation next year! However the Consultant wanted me to wear the pneumatic airboot which I did for two days until I realised that the uneven stance was totally rubbishing my lower back. He had given me no advice about this, nor did I see a physiotherapist. It seems such a shame that his expert surgery should not have been supported by sensible aftercare. I am waiting for another removable walking plaster and a physiotherapist to advise simultaneously which at the moment seems beyond the capability of what is in fact a private Nuffield hospital. I am reluctant to wear anything too high on my unoperated and creaky foot so we will see and am meantime walking cautiously around doing gentle domestic tasks and resting when necessary.
It has been good to read that the triple fusion can be a success!
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