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    Old 08-01-2020, 03:38 PM   #1
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    Subtalar fusion NonUnion

    To try and make a long story as short as possible. In a couple weeks I will be having revision from Subtalar fusion that I had done last July. This will be my 8th surgery on my right foot aka Frankenfoot. I am curious if anyone has had a revision of the Subtalar and if so how did it go. They will be removing the 2 screws from my heel and adding in some cement of some sort to my Subtalar joint that is suppose to promote bone healing. I am nervous to say the least.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Old 08-01-2020, 11:26 PM   #2
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    Re: Subtalar fusion NonUnion

    I feel your pain. My left foot is my frankenfoot. lots of surgery. I had a sub-talar fusion that did not work. Had it redone 9 months later. the 2 screws were removed, some bone taken from my fibular and new screws put in. That all worked. The hard part for me was doing the extended non weight bearing, and recovery time all over again. But that heel is now good. Take care of your other leg, especially the knee. All the periods of non weight bearing on my left leg put my right knee under stress, resulting in arthritis, and a total knee replacement. Good luck with your surgery.

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