I had Triple Arthrodesis in Feb. 2013 and found out in May 2014 (after a very successful healing) that they had lost blood flow to my Talus bone and that is was cracking and AVN was starting to set in. After months of non-weight bearing, months of a boot and throwing everything possible at it, it looks like it is not getting worse and I may be getting some blood flow back. However, it is almost 2 years later and I still have to wear a brace if I walk more than a couple blocks and I cannot do any prolonged walking, exercise, etc. Also, if I sit without elevating my foot for more than 5 minutes it gets so stiff I limp really bad until the blood flow gets back. I am sure there is probably arthritis setting in and causing some of the discomfort. Both surgeons/specialists I have seen (they are supposed to be the best in Seattle and Portland) say there is nothing I can do, possibly a full ankle fusion or of course, amputation if it never gets better. I don’t want to lose any more functionality in my foot with fusion. Of course, amputation is a last resort. I have considered trying PRP or Stem Cells, any other ideas? I think acupuncture and electrical stimulation has helped, but only to a point (both my doctors don’t believe in any of that, which is frustrating!). Also, to note, I was an athlete so this is causing me to pretty much lose my identity. But, the plus side is I am strong everywhere and have never broken a bone, so have a strong structure everywhere else to work with. I am willing to try anything, but of course, insurance does not cover some of this and so want to know if anyone has had experience with a similar issue. Any input would help!