This question was answered on Tue 27, Jul 2010 08:44pm by Dr Vinod, MBBS,FcGP

Can an a fused ankle be reversed? Can the bones heal properly after that?

    
Asked by hubbs22 (Male; 25; ankle fusion due to ostheocondrosis; Relevant drugs:n/a ) on Mon 26, Jul 2010 08:25pm

Can an a fused ankle be reversed? Can the bones heal properly after that?

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Answer by Dr Vinod, MBBS,FcGP   on Tue 27, Jul 2010 08:44pm:

Hello hubbs22, A fusion is a permanent joining or bonding together of (and removal of movement from) a joint. In the case of an ankle fusion the two sides of the ankle joint, the talus and the tibia, and depending on technique sometimes the fibula, are fused. Some of your movements will be compromised but the pain is reduced after a successful fusion. This is the last option with painful arthritis and other complications. You can discuss with your orthopedician about ankle replacement also. Take care!
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Comment by DENA REE on Wed 17, Oct 2012 09:13pm:
I had an akle fusion 7 years ago. It was really not a problem for a long time. Occasional swelling but nothing major. Recently, my foot went numb. I had an EMG, nerve testing done and found there is good amount of nerve damage in my ankle. I can't feel my foot at all and when I step on it it feels like my ankle will explode. I have to wait till next week to see ortho. I was hoping they can take the fusion down and give me an ankle replacement. Is that possibe and will it work or do I need amputation? So scared!!

Comment by Debra Smith on Tue 11, Dec 2012 07:12am:
I had an ankle fusion 10 years ago and another 5 years ago and I also have the nerve damage like you spoke of Dena Ree. The complications front the fusion keep on coming, sort of like a domino effect. Would love to see if they can in fact reverse this fusion or even if replacement is an option. Can't seem to get a straight answer or a direction to find out!

Comment by jay kelly on Wed 07, Aug 2013 03:51pm:
I had my ankle fused 3 years ago.For 2.5 years I didnt have much pain..Approx 2 months ago it's been getting worse.The other day as I was walking it felt like my nerves were going to explode.It happened 3 times that day.And today I'm back walking with a major limp and pain.what is going on ?

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