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Hello to anyone reading this. Im 68 have an arthritic ankle which frankly I dont get any pain from, there is stiffness and im starting to limp, starting to get some slight burning sensations - cant run of course but Im told there is 5% cartilage left and consultant tells me it will get worse. I dont take any pain killers at the moment. He has suggested ankle replacement which I thought Great! Had visions of long walks and pain free life in the future. But Ive now after researching this operation - have discovered and read awful stories of continued pain and almost disability after people have had ankle replacement. Nerve pain and referred pain elsewhere. it sounds horrendous, Would anyone have made a different choice if they had known the outcome?? Would anyone have had a fusion instead and has anyone had fusion. What is the outcome of that? If anyon e can give me advise please let me hear from you. Many thanks.
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