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Still pain in ankle one year after surgery

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 12, 2009
  • 00:28 PM

I had surgery on my right ankle over a year ago and it still bothers me. Something is also clicking in my foot. It hurts at times and is stiff at times as well. My knee also bothers me especially when I am standing or kneeling for some time. I injured iwhen I accidently kicked a ball over a fence and then climbed the 5 foot fence (a little over my height), and then twisted my body around to avoid my neighbor's garden and landed awkwardly in a hole. I fell and heard a huge pop. My ankle never healed as I had fractured it, also torn ligaments and damaged one of my tendons. This is why I needed surgery because it never healed properly. But it stil bothers me over one year after surgery. Could my knee may have been injured also from that twisting I did? Do you think there is still something wrong in my ankle after that surgery?

I also have clunking in my ankle every way I move it and it has been one year after surgery. I am also still feeling pain in my ankle and even my knee.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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  • Have you had it x-rayed since? Sometimes objects get left during surgery.
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  • Thank you for replying. I have not had an x-ray since my last visit to my ankle surgeon which was Friday when I got the cortisone injection. I am hoping the cortisone injection will work to bring down the inflammation. Also, do you think the surgeon might have missed something during surgery? My ankle was messed up when I injured it. Cassie
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