I was recently diagnosed with avascular necrosis of the talus bone (ankle). While I am grateful to have a diagnosis instead of being told it is a sprained ankle I am in need of possible resolutions to this problem. My podiatrist has been taking a wait and see approach sort of hoping for spontaneous regeneration. Meanwhile I can no longer exercise, I am trying to wear an air boot without much success ( due to severe neuropothy ).
Should I be seeing an ortho M.D. rather than a DPM?
Is core decompression the next step?
Is ankle replacement an option?
What am I looking at 5, 10 years out?
If you have experience with this please let me know how things progressed in your case/s