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Old 05-18-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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Re: Subtalar fusion now or later?

kimberp....thank you SO much for the reply!!

I'm so happy to hear that you've had a good outcome. I know that the longer I wait the worse it is going to get. I currently have a subtalar implant and it is causing the arthritis in the joint so it will only continue. So I don't have a huge range of motion right now and still can't run because the implant causes stress fractures every time I try. It was supposed to be the 'fix' to my problems and I think that it has made it worse.

I hate to go through this surgery, but I'm young and feel like the sooner I get it done the faster the recovery will be. Your post has helped me significantly. Have you had any isses with the screw they put in? I've read that about 20% of patients experience pain from the screw and have to have it removed.

Thanks again...you've been very helpful!