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I’m Having Ankle Fusion Surgery This Month. Any Advice Re Recovery And What To Expect?

I’m Having Ankle Fusion Surgery This Month. Any Advice Re Recovery And What To Expect?

RA has destroyed the cartilage in my foot/ankle.
I’m scheduled for a “talonavicular fusion”. I know there will be no weight bearing for 3 months. I have a scooter and crutches to use. I am unable to take my Humira for 3 weeks before and at least 2 weeks post surgery. Does anyone have experience with this recovery? Suggestions?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have had two different fusions on the same ankle. Due to two different injuries I am very careful where I walk especially in the grass Your gait changes and along with your whole body mechanics. I'm very selective on what kind of shoes to wear that does make a difference.
Good luck with your surgery.

posted 5 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had ankle fusion surgery in Jan. 2015. I really couldn't bear a lot of weight on my foot for a good year, & it took 18 months to completely heal. I have a limp, which the doctor said I wouldn't, and now I find out my ankle isn't even in the right place.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Gail, I am also in the middle of scheduling the same fusion surgery in early October. Did you already have your surgery?

posted almost 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had to go off enberel before foot surgery. Then went back on 2 weeks after surgery. It went well

posted almost 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hope it goes well

posted almost 4 years ago
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