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Done ankle surgery. Have pain and swelling. Undergoing therapy. Want second opinion

I had my 1st ankle surgery in 2009 in which the superfisicial peroneal nerve eas but & buried into my bne. The second surgery in 2010was a rght lateral ligament repair, right peroneal tendon tenolysis repair,brevis.The third was in June 2112 in which tenolysis of the pernolysis brevis with transfer of the peroneus brevis to the longus resulting peroneus brevis intact but very tendinotic , therefore completely cut out,and the tendon sheath repaired. The last surgery November 2112, I had to have the sural nerve and a branch of the superficial peroneal nerve cut & tucked into muscle. My surgeon(& I agree) tells me that s it, he cannot do any more. But the thing is, I am still having severe pain and swelling He did tell me that there would always be pain due to the lose of the tendon but I had expected better then where I am at. Granted, I am only in my second week of therapy but I am really worried about where I am goign to be in the long run. I like & trust my doctor very much but would like some input from another source. Thank you. Janet Treash
Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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hello Janet Treash
welcome to healthcaremagic
from the brief history you have given us on your surgery, i agree with your doctor that the pain will persist because the ankle has been operated many times and there has been correction of tendon and ligaments, there will always be presence of stretching of the surgery site and due to multiple surgeries there is a higher chance of developing adhesions which can also cause the pain when thet stretch.
i would suggest continue with the treatment that your doctor has prescribed for you and physiotherapy may help with reduction of pain and help in reducing pain on movement of that ankle
hope to have answered your query.
wish you a quick recovery and be strong takecare.
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