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ankle My left ankle

Discussion in 'Other joint replacements' started by Celle, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Josephine

    Josephine NURSE DIRECTOR, BONESMART Administrator

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    Why don't you try one of these? It's called an "iWALK 2.0 Hands Free Crutch". Apparently you can do everything in them, stairs, run, golf! Look at the website!

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  2. Celle

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    I thought of that, too, Josephine but, like the knee scooters, it would involve a bit of kneeling on it and I didn't like the feeling of kneeling on a chair.

    Mobility aids is one of the topics I will raise with the ankle OS when I see him.

    I found an interesting article about simultaneous subtalar fusion and ankle replacement surgery, done in the same operation, here:
    https://www.federicousuelli.com/en/...btalar-fusion-and-total-ankle-arthroplasty-2/
    Doing that would retain ankle mobility of flexion-extension, whereas an ankle fusion does not. I would still lose side to side mobility, but that's already minimal anyway.

    Some trials report an increased incidence of ankle arthritis following triple arthrodesis and, since I already have reduced joint space in the tibio-talar joint, I was wondering if the above operation might be a possibility. Something else to discuss with him.

    However, it all depends on what degree of OA the ankle OS considers warrants surgery.
     
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    Oh rats - of course! And there was me thinking "It looks neat but I couldn't use one"!!!! Am I dumb or what!
     
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