Surgical Therapy Q & A

Ankle Replacement instead of Ankle Bonding?

I have had both knees replaced my right hip twice and now I will have surgery to remove the vein in my left elbow to eleviate the numbness i’m experiencing in my hand.I have a high tolerance to pain. After my second knee surgery I was up doing physial therapy the same day. Is there a surgery to reconstruct my ankle(s)? I’ve been told that they can be bonded I don’t think i would like that.

Success Rate of Surgery

My dad was in a car wreck July 10, and was diagnosed with a fractured vertebra. He recently has been told he would need a new procedure to correct the problem. He will be having the balloon procedure done. With the surgery being delayed for 3 months, will the success rate be higher or lower?