Bill I want to thank you for sharing your experience, I was considering having an ankle fusion because I am having some pain and some difficulty walking. I had a MRI and my foot is overpronated ruptured tendent. I had 2 opinions other than my foot doctor, they both did not encourage me to have the surgery, for the reasons you have shared. I am also 65 and loose my balance from time to time, however I bought myself a cane which has been very helpful, and I wear orthotics, there is some pain, I try to pace myself and rest when needed. I am so sorry you have had such a difficult experience, your being so open has stoped my searching for another opinion. Thank you very much!View Thread
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