It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Bone Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2
kris10leigh HB User
Ankle fusion= hip pain?

This is my first post so please forgive any forum etiquette I neglect. After 10+ surgeries on my ankle, (after a complex ankle fx) had it fused not quite 10 years ago. It has been great since, adequate ROM, pain free and all. But now I am experiencing a great deal of hip pain on the affected side. I am assuming this is due to a gait change, attempting to compensate for the lack of ROM of the ankle. I was told this could happen down the road (I had my fusion in my early 20s). Has anyone else dealt with this and how? I haven't spoken to my ortho in years and am wondering if I should consult him or figure out some other way to deal with it. It's worse everyday and I just hate that I'm dealing with severe hip pain at 29! Any help, info, commeriseration, etc is welcome!

Last edited by kris10leigh; 09-23-2012 at 09:39 PM.

Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
MountainReader's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Out West
Posts: 3,698
MountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB UserMountainReader HB User
Re: Ankle fusion= hip pain?

Welcome to HealthBoards. I can't answer your specific question as I have different orthopedic issues, but I do agree with you that it is probably a good idea to see your orthopedic doctor.

I wish you well in finding your answers.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement, Plantar Fasciitis, DeQuervains, Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-13-2013, 01:01 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sydney
Posts: 16
khaleesi HB User
Re: Ankle fusion= hip pain?

Hi, definitely speak to your ortho if you haven't already. My understanding is that ankle fusion does place stress on the other joints and increase the likelihood of arthritis. Good luck!

Reply With Quote
Reply Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
I would be interested in learning about recovery of ankle replacement. chickman05050 Bone Disorders 11 08-08-2010 06:45 AM
Anyone ever have a Ankle replacement or Ankle Fusion? nascargirl74 Bone Disorders 23 03-09-2010 08:08 PM
ankle fusion or deal with it half step Bone Disorders 3 05-20-2009 06:05 AM
ankle fusion maangier Bone Disorders 3 06-17-2008 10:12 AM
Metal in Leg and Ankle MomOf1Girl Bone Disorders 10 02-13-2008 07:07 AM

ankle, ankle fusion, fusion, hip pain

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.


There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added


janewhite1 (14), MountainReader (5), booboo31 (4), justbecause06 (3), jennybyc (3), hrtofluv (2), slenderella (2), SirMack (2), Touchet (2), james079 (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (856), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:43 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!