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ankle Total ankle replacement

Discussion in 'Other Joints Forum' started by Jim mc, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Jim mc

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    I had a TAR on 23/10/17. It was a Wright Infinity carried out i Oswestry.
    As usual the first 2 weeks were spent in plaster with my ankle elevated as much as possible. This was followed by another 3 weeks in an aircast boot. The one only time i had any painkillers was for a headache.
    I gave up the crutches just before christmas as they were lethal on the snow and ice.
    I am now about 14 weeks post op. The swelling has virtually gone and the only slight pain I have is from the area where the tendons were cut and extra bone removed.
    I can walk without any gait (when I remember) and can walk up and down stairs pretty much normally.
    Before my TAR I had to walk with my foot turned nearly 90 degrees to avoid bone on bone ankle pain. One of my main problems is teaching my brain that i can walk properly without pain and to relax.
    All I can say is so far really good. Much better than before the op. I am planning to walk and play 9 holes of golf next week
     
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    Jim mc,
    Thanks for starting your thread, happy to hear you are doing well.
    Looking forward to hearing about your 9 hole golf game, have fun!
     
  3. Jaycey

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    @Jim mc Welcome to BoneSmart and thanks for posting about your TAR. This "Other Joint Replacement" area is fairly new to the forum so we really appreciate members adding their experiences.

    Sounds like your recovery went very well! Good to hear the pain levels were well controlled.

    Do let us know how your golf day goes!
     
  4. Jim mc

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    walked and played 9 holes of golf today. Several pars even though it was very windy and icy cold!
    Anyway, no real pain or swelling in the ankle.
     
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    @Jim mc Wow - that is truly amazing! Sounds like you are getting your life back. Well done!
     

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