Hi. 30 years ago I fell from a horse and ended up with my foot facing backwards. After over 3 hours surgery I have been left with a chronically painful ankle that is fixed at a 45'angle. I had hoped to have an ankle replacement but have been told that at 52 I am way too young, so, have been offered a fusion. This option was offered to me 15 years ago but I declined as this means I will never be able to have an ankle replacement. However now the pain is unbearable most of the time, and I am not waiting until I'm 70 so am considering fusion. I would love to hear from anyone who has had it done. I want some feedback on the good, and bad, things that they have encountered. I don't want to end up no better off as it is going to cost me $10,000 to have done, and I am not rich. Then again to be pain free I would pay anything.