Does anyone know? I now have another joint (bits of my ankle/navicular bone) self fusing and I wondered if this is something anyone else has experience of? I now have one fused wrist, one partially-fused other wrist, 2 finger joints, top of foot and as of yesterday I found out I seem to have a partially fused ankle/navicular bone. I will ask my Rheumy next time I see him but that isn't until the new year.
It appears to follow the the same pattern: the joint/s are massively painful and grind together and then by the time I have been seen by drs, had investigations, seen rheumy, had x rays and steroid injections and splints etc etc etc and finally finally given up and can't cope anymore and I am referred to see the surgeon, the joint has self fused. Biomechanics person yesterday looked a bit bemused at the mess of my lumpy fused ankle.