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onyx8 12-11-2012 04:05 PM

post traumatic arthritis ! any treatment options ??
 
hi, i had a car accident on 2009 had my ankle broken and displaced. I had 4 surgeries, 3 of them were to fix my bones with screw, titanium etc.
my ankle problems began on 2010 1 year later from the accident and i already had my 3 surgeries.
My doctor asked for MRI. I had osteofit and post traumatic arthritis. So i had a microfracture surgery. I was ok for 1 year.
than my nightmare started again. Now its been 3,5 years and suffering a lot.
Bec my lesions are so much and all over cartilage, joint doctors say there is no ssurgery for me.
I dont want ankle fusion. But im searching about ankle replacement.
I have so much pain even when im resting lying sleeping all the time.
I used Geralgine K and etol ford for pain killers. I dont want to use any more meds anymore,
I also want to talk to someone who has the similar problems bec noone can understand it totally.
Im female 25, living in Istanbul.
Has anyone had ankle replacement or another treatment ? and pleased enough living normal?
Waiting for an answer.

DaveO48 12-12-2012 05:51 PM

Re: post traumatic arthritis ! any treatment options ??
 
Hi,
I do not have this problem. A close friend of mine broke several bones in his ankle in 1980. He fell thru a floor on a construction site and landed on the side of his foot.
Paul had several surgeries to repair torn ligaments and had pins put in bones to stabilize fractures. He could not work because of the pain and swelling standing caused.
Finally he had to have several bones, and I do not know which ones, fused. He lost the articulation at the ankle and it changed his "gait" significantly, but, he was able to go back to work and the pain and swelling problems were minimized.
The technology for repair of the foot and ankle has improved since. He has said he would have liked to deal with the problem in another manner but he had to work to provide for his family and that made the choice simple for him.
Before you consider fusions you might want to look into pain management that deals with radio frequency nerve ablation. Paul mentioned it to me once recently and wondered, "if it had been available would it have worked for me?".
Look up PRF for ankle pain. This procedure appears to provide relief for periods up to 2 hears depending on the individual results. However, I can not tell you that this has worked for anyone I know. I do understand your reasoning for not wanting to use pain medications. Been there, done that.
I hope you find the relief you deserve.

jaccckie 12-12-2012 06:03 PM

Re: post traumatic arthritis ! any treatment options ??
 
I have athritis -have lived with it all my life im 23 now
although your on meds if your still in pain you need to go see a specialist!
there will always be times when you'll be a little sore
but they should be able to give you something to help
ankle replacement would be great but its a big operationn
and you could need it replaced again later.
go see a specialist and make sure you ask them all the things
you want answered. take care

HildeW 12-31-2012 07:11 AM

Re: post traumatic arthritis ! any treatment options ??
 
[QUOTE=onyx8;5102729]hi, i had a car accident on 2009 had my ankle broken and displaced. I had 4 surgeries, 3 of them were to fix my bones with screw, titanium etc.
my ankle problems began on 2010 1 year later from the accident and i already had my 3 surgeries.
My doctor asked for MRI. I had osteofit and post traumatic arthritis. So i had a microfracture surgery. I was ok for 1 year.
than my nightmare started again. Now its been 3,5 years and suffering a lot.
Bec my lesions are so much and all over cartilage, joint doctors say there is no ssurgery for me.
I dont want ankle fusion. But im searching about ankle replacement.
I have so much pain even when im resting lying sleeping all the time.
I used Geralgine K and etol ford for pain killers. I dont want to use any more meds anymore,
I also want to talk to someone who has the similar problems bec noone can understand it totally.
Im female 25, living in Istanbul.
Has anyone had ankle replacement or another treatment ? and pleased enough living normal?
Waiting for an answer.[/QUOTE]

Hello Onyx,

I am thinking of having a ankle distraction therapy (with Ilizarov external frame) It will not be easy to go through, but I do not want fusion or replacement yet.
There are threads about it with people who have or had this.

Good luck
Hilde


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