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Ellen Smith
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I would like to talk to someone about ankle replacement surgery

Posted by @ellensmith, Nov 22, 2011

I would like to talk to someone about ankle replacement surgery

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leonardwolfer
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Posted by @leonardwolfer, Aug 27, 2016

Would like to know which ankle replacement manufacturer Mayo Clinic Dr Kile uses?


Colleen Young, Connect Director
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Posted by @colleenyoung, Aug 27, 2016

Welcome to Connect, @leonardwolfer. I moved this discussion to the Bones, Joints & Muscles group where there are more discussions about hip, knee and ankle replacement surgeries. I’m tagging @kareniowa, @gwenie and @gene47, who may be able to provide their thoughts and recommendations as they both posted on Connect about ankle replacement. You may be able to find out about the manufacturer that Mayo Clinic uses by calling the numbers on this webpage http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63.

Are you preparing for ankle replacement? What questions do you have?


leonardwolfer
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Posted by @leonardwolfer, Aug 29, 2016

Thanks for your help. Yes, I am scheduled for right ankle replacement on October 27. Of course being 81 years young, I am a little apprehensive about it. I am just interested in getting as much info as I can. It gets a little spooky as I am the only driver in the family and possiably being unable to drive for an extended period is a little concerning. Again, thanks for your response.    


billn
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Posted by @billn, Sat, Apr 29 5:42pm

Anyone have idea how long it takes to recover from ankle replacement ??


Jamie Olson, Connect Moderator
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Posted by @jamienolson, Sun, Apr 30 10:08am

Hello @billn, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! I have moved your question to this existing conversation taking place on ankle replacement.

I would like to introduce you to members @leonardwolfer, @kareniowa, @gwenie and @gene47 who have also discussed this same topic on Connect, in hopes that they will be willing to share their experiences with you.

@billn, are you considering having a replacement?


leonardwolfer
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Posted by @leonardwolfer, Sun, Apr 30 12:24pm

Dr Kile replaced my right ankle on Nov 10. Due to my Diabetes, age and 270 lbs, I was 10 weeks non-weight bearing and in a hard cast. After that I was in a walking boot for one month. I was out of the boot Feb 22 and that was it. The only pain that I had was the evening of the surgery which was controlled by the pain meds at the hospital. I went home and never had any more pain at all. Once in a while I felt a twinge but that was all. Needless to say, I did keep the leg elevated and iced up most of the time but upon going to bed , I had no problem getting a good nights sleep. In my case, the biggest surprise was after being 10 weeks non-weight bearing, it was somewhat of a slow process to get back on my feet. I had to get over a little of the dizziness and just the ability to stand on my two feet again was an experience. But I am back on my feet again and cannot express enough gratitude to the folks at Mayo for the great job they did and plan on getting my other ankle replace this upcoming winter. Any other questions you have I would be happy to share with you.

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