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    Ankle My TAR adventure

    Update: its been 3 weeks since my surgery. The cast/splint came off last week and they removed three of the four suture spots. They left the anterior ankle ones in so that I could start doing dorsiflex stretches with a towel. Those sutures will be removed next week. I am now in a plastic...
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    Ankle My TAR adventure

    @FCBayern - thats great to hear. I also SCUBA dive. Roatan is high on my list so maybe I'll see you there one day.
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    Ankle My TAR adventure

    About 10 days post-op. I had a fever that peaked nightly at around 101 for the first 5 days. Thankfully thats dropped. Its normal during the day and climbs to the low/mid 99s at night. Most likely just inflammatory response. I see the surgeon in 3 days and they'll listen to lungs etc. Also will...
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    Ankle My TAR adventure

    @half - that is EXACTLY the kind of hopeful news I need to hear right now. Thanks for sharing. And congrats on your success. Assuming you'll be back on the snowboard next winter?
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    Ankle My TAR adventure

    @Sara61 - it was left ankle. What other details do you need?
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    Ankle My TAR adventure

    I had a total ankle replacement done 1 week ago at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Here's my story. I am a very active person. My passions include hiking, Disc Golf and skiing. I used to run but I stopped that a few years ago. Hiking continued and 2020 COVID lockdown made a lot of time...
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    Ankle Trying to learn more about TAR

    My surgeon was Dr Scott Ellis. There is at least one other TAR specialist there but for me Dr Ellis came up as the one who takes my insurance. After I had seen him I consulted with my rheumatologist who checked with M.D. friends of his who work at HSS. The message that came back from them was...
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    Ankle Trying to learn more about TAR

    I had a TAR a week ago in NYC at HSS. I will start a thread on my whole situation soon but to answer a couple of your questions - For a few months before surgery I used a custom moulded hard plastic brace and that helped me to do strenuous things. It prevented tweaking the joint. But the biggest...

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