I am 58-year-old female and very fortunate but after all these years that my clubfoot has become difficult & painful. The ankle is falling over more, to where I’m afraid I’ll be walking on the ankle bone itself.
I am in direr straits, I have seen one orthopedic, says to fuse w/no movement. Now that scared me, no movement at all. How can that be! How do I walk, drive, run, bicycle, etc… Fear came over me, with no returning to him for a follow-up or to discuss more in detail. All I could hear was “KNOW MOVEMENT”!!!!
Then I get a second opinion, from the Orthopedic that I work with, who has a great following & highly recommended. He says yes, we have to fuse, only in the direction, side to side. I think that I am OK with. I do have more questions to ask & Yes, still fearful of the outcome. Any suggestions how I go about this & what questions to ask. And, anyone else had to have a second operation in their adult life?
Secondly, FINANCIAL I am one household income with not so good insurance with a high deductible. Is there any financial assistance with the income I make?