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Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by bsanva, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. bsanva

    bsanva Guest

    When I was almost 3 yrs old my foot was cut off by a lawn mower. I am now almost 37. The foot was sewn on with a pretty good motion. There was always quite a bit of pain, but it has steadily gotten worse. My ankle surgeon informed me today that the joint has almostly completely collapsed now. The x-rays from just a year ago are much different from those today. Morphine derivatives are the only pain medication offered. I have two small children so I do not want to go that route. Ankle fusion is the only surgical option recommended.

    Here is my question. I don't like my options. I want to believe there is some great option being tested somewhere. Other than ankle replacement, ankle fusion, or a morphine pump, what is out there? I am young, healthy, and have an ankle that cannot get worse. I am an ideal candidate for testing this kind of stuff, but I have found no information on experimental surgeries.

    If anyone has a lead that I could research I would greatly appreciate it.
    Thank you
     
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