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Talar Dome Lesion

Posted by Janice P on 5/01/01 at hrmin (046343)

Hi,

I had a bad sprain 4 years ago. I wore a plaster cast and a boot for about 12 weeks. The sprain healed and the pain never went away. I had an MRI and a bone scan to further investigate the injury and discovered that I had damaged my joint in the accident. I still live with chronic pain and everything seems to make it worse. Is there any hope for repair. My surgeon will scope my ankle and also has indicated that he does not get good pain relief with this type of injury. I was an active athlete and now I am reduced to no weightbearing exercise. I also have 3 herinated discs in my lumbar spine and I NEED TO MOVE to raise my endorphine level. I am seeking out ankle specialists and am willing to undergo an invasive proceedure if there is any hope for pain relief. My sleep has been disrupted due to pain (both back and ankle) since the accident. I do not need to return to my sports, just walking for exercise would transform my life. Any suggestions??

Thank you,
Janice

Re: Talar Dome Lesion

Dr. Zuckerman on 5/01/01 at 12:03 (046352)

The use of a scope for a talar dome lesion is a very common problem. You need to make sure that it can be done with the scope and that you wouldn't be better treated with an open explanation and repair of the lesion. Ankle surgery is a speciality within podiatry and foot and ankle orthopedics.

Where do you live. May we can find you an experienced foot and ankle surgeon .

Re: Talar Dome Lesion

Janice P on 5/02/01 at 09:35 (046408)

Hi Dr. Zuckerman,

I live in Santa Roas, California.

Thanks,
Janice

Re: Talar Dome Lesion

Dr. Zuckerman on 5/01/01 at 12:03 (046352)

The use of a scope for a talar dome lesion is a very common problem. You need to make sure that it can be done with the scope and that you wouldn't be better treated with an open explanation and repair of the lesion. Ankle surgery is a speciality within podiatry and foot and ankle orthopedics.

Where do you live. May we can find you an experienced foot and ankle surgeon .

Re: Talar Dome Lesion

Janice P on 5/02/01 at 09:35 (046408)

Hi Dr. Zuckerman,

I live in Santa Roas, California.

Thanks,
Janice