As a sufferer of rheumatoid arthritis ..........Following two ankle replacements, each lasting 5 years,I had to have an ankle fusion. Unfortunately I had no ankle by then, so had to have donor bone. The fusion was done with a hindfoot nail. 10 months later I was in ortho shoes for just 6 weeks, when it all snapped!!! Rod/nail and my bone. Unusual I know, but has anyone else had anything like this occur? I am now back in a cast 10 wks into the 14 wks they think necessary; witha broken stainless steel rod/nail doing nothing inside me. Will my ankle "hold" eventually? Help........
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