Our expert says:
Why do you get fractures so often? It does not seem normal for your age? One can't keep on giving cortisone in joints as it weakens the ligaments. Arthrodesis causes stiffness of the joint and if you are not sure about this, ask him if he will mind if you get a second opinion from another specialist too or ask him why he feels you are not suitable for a joint replacement? I know that ankle joint replacements are not as well developed as hip and knee joint replacements and seldom done. Prostetic joints do not keep for ever and therefor it is more acceptable to do joint replacements in older people. The stress you need to put on the ankle may also make you unsuitable for a replacement.
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