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How long does it take to recover from ankle fusion surgery?

Recovery from ankle fusion surgery takes several weeks. You will need to wear a splint to protect the ankle for three to four weeks and use crutches for up to two months. You will also require physical therapy and several follow-up visits with your surgeon to monitor your recovery. Ankle fusion surgery takes longer to recover from than more common surgeries because your foot needs to be elevated, and you cannot bear weight for a short time after the surgery.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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