Ankle fusion surgery

Hi, I had ankle fusion surgery in early July and had my cast off 3 weeks ago. I am still in pain and finding I can't walk as far as I could before without it swelling and hurting. Has anyone else had ankle fusion, I would like to compare what others post op was like.


  • Shirley23
    Shirley23 Moderator Posts: 22
    edited 1. Nov 2023, 16:59

    Hello @Clarehurd78 and welcome to the Community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I hope that will be your experience too.

    I understand from your post that you had ankle fusion surgery a few months ago and have just had your cast removed 3 weeks ago. I am sorry to hear that you are still experiencing pain and difficulty walking. The recovery process can take time. It sounds as if it may help to talk things through with your GP and specialist and ask for your pain medication to be reviewed. I am wondering if you have follow up physiotherapy arranged? It is important to do the right kind of exercises to help improve your mobility now that the cast has been removed.

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    Please keep posting and let us know how you are getting on and I am sure that others will connect with you to share their support and experience as well.

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