Ankle Allograft VS fusion
I have been on a long journey reading these posts and also finding how to treat my end-stage ankle arthritis. I'm 44 yrs. old with 3 young kids. Last year my ankle started hurting and now it's the size of an elephant and can't walk anymore. Debridement did not work. I'm really miffed because I appealed my case all the way to the state and my doctor who is a pioneer of the procedure, wrote a very compelling letter stating that a fusion would leave me crippled. The decision was to uphold Blue Cross's decision because an allograft would be no more successful than a fusion which I don't want to have due to other foot issues. So, I was wondering if anyone out there can compare/contrast their results of having an ankle allograft vs a fusion. If you've had a fusion, how has your life changed? Thanks.