Our expert says:
I think that a second opinion is very important. It always in when surgery is advised. In your particular case, I'm not sure what the alternatives are. Usually, I would recommend a conservative approach to any injury. However, if you have had an accident and now been diagnosed with gout, then it becomes a medical problem, and not the 'straightforward' overuse injury that I am accustomed to hearing about. It's hard to give exercise, because honestly I don't know of any if it's an acute injury. Therefore, it may really be that surgery is the only option for you at this stage, but I would check it with a second doctor, and make sure it's a specialist doctor since they know more about the developments - surgery is a rapidly expanding field and so what was a 50-50 procedure even 3 years ago is now a 80-20 one and so you need all the facts at your disposal to choose. Good luck
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