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    Old 01-26-2010, 06:03 PM   #1
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    Arizona brace

    I have PTTD in one foot. I really don't want surgery, as I don't think I could handle 2 months on crutches. (I'm 79)

    Today I was fitted for an Arizona brace and hope it helps. The tibia and fibula are so out of place, that the pain in that foot makes walking without limping difficult.

    My question --- does the boot help with the pain in a short time -( like days) while realigning the tibia and fibula? Or does it take awhile for the brace to allow you to walk normally?

    I hope this boot reconstructs the ankle. I don't mind surgery, as I'm 4 months out from TKR and am doing fine. This stupid ankle keeps me back!!

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    Re: Arizona brace

    I don't know much about it. My doc mentioned it early after my calcaneous facture. I though it was just a brace.

    As far as two months on crutches, it sucks, I spent 3 in a wheel chair then walker. But it goes by. I found the walker more stable then crutches. If I had to do it I would probably do it in the spring, after winter, but heal in time for summer.

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    Re: Arizona brace

    I have been in an AZ brace for 5-6 years now It does help with the pain esp in the outer ankle.
    I am afraid of the fusion due to such long recovery. I am diabetic and fear non healing.

    Old 01-31-2010, 09:12 AM   #4
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    Re: Arizona brace

    Hi, my husband's ortho recommended the Arizona brace after he shattered his heel bone and also has subtalar joint damage. He has chosen not to use the brace so I can't share his experience there, but I can share this. You are wise to avoid surgery if at all possible. My husband was 49 at the time of his first surgery, then had another 6 months later. He is healthy, fit, trim, lifetime non-smoker, no illnesses, etc. and he still had extreme difficulty with healing. In fact his delayed healing caused a bone infection, doing further and more extensive damage to his joint than the original fall did. So you are wise to try other options before surgery - I wish you the best!

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