TTC OPEN ANKLE FUSION AND BONE GRAFT.

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Hi any info on this op plz I'm 15 weeks post op ttc open ankle fusion with a rod up into my shin and a few pins . It all seems to be going ok 7weeks in a cast 7 weeks in a air walker boot I'm not soft in any way and was back at work after 3 weeks . But I'm still on crutches I've tried everything pt etc I tried a few days last week with out the boot on but just swells straight away .i have a lot of pain in my heal still on pain killers every day .and can't see how it's ever going to get right to walk alone I'm only 50 in good health (sort ov ) does anyone no how long or how far on I should be by now plz??????? Thanks for reading😃

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    Hi Sean.I had triple fusion back in August and am still in a boot.I am due to see the specialist 19/1 and hopefully I can get rid of the boot after wearing it for ten weeks.Have been told to only walk 2 to 3 steps without boot.We all heal at different rates and it all depends on how healthy the bones are.Apparently it can take up to a year for the swelling to decrease and of course that depends on how much you rest it.I do hope you improve soon. Best wishes.Nonita
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      Hi thanks for ur reply . Plz stay in touch with ur progress .im just getting rely frustrated I always thought my self the most patient person in the world but I'm being tested .good luck with ur follow up keep smiling 😀

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      Hi Sean.Hope you are improving and managing the pain and swelling.I went for my 5 month follow up yesterday and have been told that the bone is starting to heal nicely.I can now start to walk around the house without the boot but wear it when I go shopping or walk a distance outside.I did manage to cook a meal last night without the boot but the foot is quite swollen today and I am having to take painkillers.I am starting physio on Monday so hopefully they will give me some tips on how to deal with it.I must admit that I felt safer in the boot when I put it on this morning.Would love to hear your progress.Regards Nonita
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      That's fantastic news well done that lady . I no wot u mean about coming out ov the boot it's a bit scary at first but I'm so pleased ur on ur way .im back for my follow up on Tuesday coming so fingers crossed .the only real problem I'm having is my heel is so tender . But I think that's just scar tissues we will see . Thanks for the text hope u have a great wkend keep smiling 😊X

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