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One stop solution for hip knee and foot & ankle disorders
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Ankle fusion is one of the treatment options for
Even though the ankle joint becomes stiff, you walk
better as you no longer have pain in the joint.
How do you fuse the ankle?
Majority of patients are suitable for fusion by
Some patients have severe deformity and will need
to have the joint opened to correct the deformity and
impact bone graft.
What is the advantage of having the joint fused by
As the operation is done through 2 small key hole
incisions, recovery is quicker and wound complications
Will my leg be in plaster?
Yes. Your leg will be in a plaster for about 3 months.
What are the complications of operation?
How will you reduce the risk of infection?
You will be given antibiotics at the time of operation.
How will you reduce the risk of blood clots?
You will be given injections to thin the
How long will I stay in the hospital/