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Old 04-15-2011, 06:14 PM   #11
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Re: Ankle Fusion vs BTK Amputation

Hi Claudia,

I hurt my ankle sparring in karate. I was told it was "just a sprain" by the head of orthopedics here at a big teaching hospital. 5 years later and 6 surgeries later I'm looking at amputation. That was some sprain!

I hope you get to see the second surgeon. I've had 3. The first one left the practice after my first surgery and my second did surgeries 2,3, and 6. I went to Baltimore for 4 and 5. I found that some doctors are very much by the book and won't look at your total life situation. My dr. here, sees me as a person, with a life to live and not just an ankle attached to no one.

Keep me updated with what you find out. I hope to talk to someone who does prosthesis here soon, a friends, husband actually. It will give me more insight on the other side.