Ankle surgery

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I had ankle surgery for a torn ATF ligament 8 months ago.
Left ankle instability is now resolved and the ankle is stablized.
My problem is I have developed scar tissue and I am going to have additional surgery on this ankle.
I have pain/ extreme swelling /brusing by scar site.-Now I am having aprocedure calledankle arthroplasty to strio the scar tissue.
I also have fibramylgia which the doctor feels is also one of the causes of the scar tissue..Any answers..any additional help?


    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    I can’t really comment about the fibromyalgia link to the scar tissue. While I am not an expert on the subject, my understanding is that it is a sleep disorder and the muscles do not get enough rest which causes the build up of lactic acid and pain. I am not clear on how that contributes to scar tissue.Having said that- ALL surgical cuts cause scar tissue. Some people develop more than others. There are several factors that can affect the developement of scar tissue such as, health, weight, surgical procedure, incision location, suturing etc.


    9 10

    I am now going to have my third surgery on my ankle. This surgery is going to wash out the inside of where I had last surgery. Fluhing it oout hopefully will stop the etremly swolen ankle. It is so swolen that the nurves by by operation site is stabbing my…help any suggestions..


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