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Hi @momamiya, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect!

I think @bridgetc14 would be a great connection as she has expressed difficulty with what you are going through to an extent.

Here are a couple of references you may be interesting in reading.
Osteochondritis dissecans of the talus:
Physical Therapy Guide to Osteochondritis Dissecans:
I would like to ask, @momamiya, how you feel personally and for you to explain your situation from your point of view? Just so other members can resonate with your actual experience and not just a doctors diagnosis. Would you be willing to share that?

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Thank you! @amandaburnett – I definitely can elaborate personally…The last 9 years have held 5 ankle surgeries with 4 of them in just the last couple years with less and less time til the next one, it was only 7 months in between the last. Whether it be my age, my ankle is just that bad or another reason; recovery and getting any type of pain relief is getting harder which is affecting mobility impacting quality of life. Currently after my OATs on 2/12/21 every time I weight bear there is a very intense burning/throbbing pain that wraps around the front of my ankle and if I’ve done to much during the day it effects when at rest as well; I am a person with a very high pain tolerance.so this is not something light. Trying to find a surgeon who will listen to my story and be willing to work with me on a more permanent solution or at least less frequency between each surgery (as I know OATs is not a permanent fix for Osteochondritis Dissecans) feels like an impossibility. I was never that athletic but always active with walking or yoga or hiking and now a days the most I can do is walk around the block before I’m to swollen or the pain is to intense…I really don’t mean to be all doom and gloom just at a point of total frustration.