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Posted by Chad on November 23, 1999 at 18:28:01:

In Reply to: NEED A TREATMENT posted by Jennifer on November 17, 1999 at 14:38:26:

Hi Jennifer - I am 24 years old and also have JRA. I was diagnosed at 13 and since have had both hips and both knees replaced. My right ankle also was growing wrong and the cartlidge was deteriorating from it so I has surgery on it when I was 16. My doctors told me that the ankle replacements were not very good right now so they broke my ankle in 3 places and fused it so it only goes up and down, not side to side. This has helped ease the pain alot. My left ankle is now becoming so sore that I am thinking of having it broke and reset also. This may be an option if you want to bring it up with your doctor. Good luck.

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