Ankle fusion .. should I go ahead
Hello everyone/ this is my first visit to the forum. I am 57 years old, I have end stage osteoarthritis in my left ankle from an injury/operation in my teens. I work full time and I regularly walk my dog to stay active. I’ve had 4 cortisone injections and an arthroscopy/debridement, all have failed to control the pain. My consultant has said the next step is ankle fusion but I’m not sure whether to go ahead. I wondered if anyone has had a fusion and is it something I should consider? I’ve been told the recovery period is 3 months + but results aren’t guaranteed. Thank you. Caroline.