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My Ortho Surgeon has told me that surgery for my TPF may not be necessary but may help to reduce the chance of arthritis in the future. His recommendation is to go ahead with the surgery based on my age (27) and desire to continue living an active lifestyle. I’m 10 days out now and the earliest my surgeon can get me in will be 15 days from the incident. The fracture is a relatively mild Type II (lateral fracture with depression). A CT scan showed a max depression of 4.9mm which is apparently right on the line for recommended surgery. I’m not in a much pain and still have fairly good range of motion but I’m a little worried that surgery might change that.
I would be very interested to hear if anyone was faced with a similar decision. Did anyone have the surgery and regret it or vice-versa?