Haglund deformity removed surgically 6 simes

Over the last 15 years I have had 11 surgeries. Six on the R and 5 on the L to remove a painful Haglunds Deformity. The most recent surgery on the R in January 2002. I have severe pain in the R ankle with swelling and pain daily. I rely on pain medications to function and get me through the day. I have two small children at home. I have told my surgeon for the past 5 months that something does not feel right in the ankle. Not being a rookie at this surgery I know what to expect in the post op healing time. I can not get the surgeon to spend more than 3 minutes with me and then tell me to return in 6 more weeks. I have recently went back to my MD who has scheduled a MRI for possible avascular necrosis. I am also a nurse for a podiatrist who has no answers and would rather not treat me since there have been so many previous surgeries. The pain is severe. I limp when I walk, swelling the size of a grapefruit by the mid afternoon daily.I hate to get up in the morning and I cant wait to go to bed at night as I know I dont have to get up and walk on it. Surgery according to the pre-op MRI is once again needed on the L foot, but due to the R foot, I have cancelled that surgery at this time. Do you have any suggestions as to what may be going on. Do you have any idea why the Haglunds deformities are returning at such a rapid pace approximately every 2 years the pain starts up severely again and Im back on the operating table. I have tried all shoes, shoe lifts, orthotics, injections, casting, cam walkers, every option a Dr. has ever given me. Is there something else. Is there something causing this to recur so often. Is there something I can suggest to my MD as for treatment.

Posted By J. Brady on August 15, 2002 at 23:28:00:

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