Subtalor fusion inc bone graph and corrective surgery in foot

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Hi I am 3 weeks into recovery after this operation  which was carried out at wrightington 

I have had to have this operation to make way for new ankle replacement 

I am in a boot for 12 weeks 

The swelling is slowly going down and the pain not now as severe 

But it’s now pins and needles constantly 

Does any one know why this is occurring 

As it’s a nightmare 

Feet up feet down feet up grrr 

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    would say it's your nerves letting you know they're coming back to life. Note any changes in color snd warmness. When do you goback to doc?

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      Hi it’s red when it’s down and goes back to near normal colour when it’s up 

      I go back 3 weeks today to writington 

      For X-ray 

      But have dressings changed twice a week 

      I can cope better in day with it it’s just sleep deprivation at night 

      It’s driving me crazy 

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      I dont have constant pain,however it's just about 6 weeks after ORIF,I still on dilaudid as needed,usually at night. My ankle and feet still swell when down more than an hour,as well as the angry dark color. Chin up,it geys better,each week is better than the last. Also,there is no comfy position. After 3 weeks,I was able to sleep on my good side with a body pillow under and in between the bad leg.

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      Just been to quacks 

      And he has prescribed me


      Apparently  this will help u sleep at night 

      Here’s hoping 

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    I to had a fusion at Wrightington, mine was last May. Pins and needles is usually a sign of your nerves knitting back together. I would say phone the admission clinic or your consultants secretary...they will be able to put your mind at rest or review you. Hope things go well for you. Claire. Xx 
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    Hi Lee, 

    I just had my 2 week post op for a MTP big toe fusion and I have the same tingling/zapping feeling in my toes. I asked and doc said all normal and should go away. I am on Tylenol at the moment. Seems to reduce that feeling some. 

    Your very new in recovery. Chin up! You got this! smile 



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