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(salt lake city, ut)
I had ankle fusion surgery back in June of 2010. My ankle has never been broken however the found a cyst growing inside the ankle, and originally I had surgey to clean this out and they packed the ankle with donor bone. It seemed to heal but then 4 months after the surgery I started again feeling pain in the ankle. They did a ct scan and an mri. The ct scan showed another cyst had formed under the bone the dr packed. The mri showed a parital collapse of the medial side of the ankle. That is when I had to have ankle fusion, that was almost 4 months ago. However, when the dr stated I should start putting weight on it, I ended up in more pain then before the surgery. Now I am in almost constant pain on the inside of my ankle, this pain goes up the front of the shin, and across the foot. sometimes the outside where the surgery was done hurts sometimes but mostly it is the inside of the ankle. It does hurt first thing in the morning and after I have been sitting for a while. I am doing physical therapy but it seems to hurt more after, and I am still wearing an ankle boot. The pain has been so bad lately that it also awakens me at night. The doctor has taken xrays and another ct since the surgery and states everything is healing just fine and there is nothing there. I do not know what to do now but I am still in pain and I cant even do my housework. Please if you have an idea of what I can do please let me know.
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Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
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Mansfield Ctr, CT
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Pacific Grove, CA
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