Right Ankle Fusion - Driving A Car?

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stanright
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/27/2005 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Has anyone or does anyone know someone who has had a right ankle fusion and if so, how do you use the accelerator of a car to drive? Do you need to modify the car or can you use the accelerator by moving your leg, since your ankle is fused? Please let me know as i will be having this procedure soon and would like to know my limitations.

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stan


erin.K
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 12/27/2005 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Stan
Welcome to HealingWell.  Very glad to have you.  I personally do not have experience regarding ankle fusion, but I have bumped up 2 threads regarding the topic.  There are a few swell folks whom of which have the fusion or about to.  I believe they can help you/share what their trials of driving are like.
The very best to you!
When are you going in for the surgery?
Sincerely,
Erin

toc36
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/30/2005 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   

Stan,

A couple of decades ago I did a really great job of breaking my right ankle.  I was in a fixed cast for over 8 weeks.  I was able to drive a manual transmission.  As long as you have normal flexibility in your right knee and can lift your foot from accelerator to brake or learn to brake with you left foot, you should be OK. 

Mark

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