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recovery expectations/timeline for ankle-joint osteosynthesis removal

A 70 year relative complains on occasional pain due to osteosynthesis titanium remaining in a leg, also she fears potential complication if her diabetes starts to progress. Does it make sense to ...
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What causes body temperature to rise drastically after being injured?

I recently changed companies and started using a train for transport. In that time, I've sprained my ankle twice because of all the dreaded stairs at the train stations. Each time this happened, my ...
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Had Triple arthrodesis (reconstructive/bone fusions) surgeries 10 yrs ago, but now bad arthritis. Total Ankle Replacements the answer? Only 28. Help! [closed]

I was born with congenital bone fusions throughout my body (feet, back, and feet), and have had numerous surgeries on all of the above. However, my feet/ankles have been suffering the most from my ...
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Are Lupus patients typically good candidates for total ankle replacements?

I was very recently diagnosed with Lupus. But ive always had arthritis problems because i was born with congenital bone fusions so throughout my life I've had a series of surgeries, including a triple ...
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Are football (soccer) players more likely to have bow legs (genu varum)? What can be done to alleviate it if that's the case

I play association football since a very young age. Now I notice that when I stand my knees don't really touch each other, which seems to be a typical symptom of bow legs (Genu Varum). Also, I'm a ...
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Skin lesions: osteomylitis, impetigo or other?

I have an odd rash pattern on my ankle, and it hurts a lot; I've been to two doctors about it who gave very different diagnosis. One said it looked like osteomyletis, the other said it looks like ...
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What's the expected lifespan for an ankle support?

I wonder what the expected lifespan is for an ankle support. A friend of mine has been using one for a few months, and it starts falling apart every 6 weeks or so (see picture below). Also, the ankle ...
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What's the difference between a maisonneuve fracture and a Weber C fracture?

I feel like they're the same thing. Sprained syndesmotic ligaments, sprained deltoid and fractured fibula. So why is the maisonneuve fracture its own thing?
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Can I use a foot pedal to send mouse clicks and/or modifier keys ergonomically?

When using computers, I often want to send more inputs than my keyboard can. I once tried to use a foot pedal (a.k.a. footswitch) to send mouse clicks and modifier keys, but it seemed to put a lot of ...