Avascular necrosis in my talus bone
I shattered and dislocated my talus bone in sept 2013, had 4 screws installed, and have been on crutches since. Two months ago my x-rays showed I am missing a substantial amount of bone on the inside of my ankle and it will probably collapse if I put weight on it without a cast. Last month when I got my regular x-rays my dr. discovered I developed avascular necrosis and I need to wait 6 months to see how or if it heals before we decide what actions to take. As of right now I can put a small amount of weight on it, but it doesn’t feel right and I think it will collapse if I put too much. I have maybe 15 degrees of movement up and down but 0 side to side.
Is it possible that my bone will heal in the next 6 months? If not what options do I have to repair it? Is it likely that I will ever be able to walk without aid of a cane or crutches?My dr. mentioned something about fusion surgery but did not elaborate. Does anybody know what exactly this is?