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Talus fusions from climbing... 25-Oct-2006 At 4:20:49 PM Cam
New to forums so I might stuff this up.
I am a physio in Melbourne and have rehabbed four or five sub talar fusions, none of whom were climbers. I'd be pretty careful about having the fusion as there is no going back (Oh Der). Climbing performance wise it will detract from your ability to conform your foot to the rock especially in cracks. Load that would normally be absorbed by muscles and tendons will now be placed on joints further up the leg.
As to whether it is better to have the fusion early and potentially avoid damage to your ankle I'd like to think you'd get some warning signs from the ankle before you did anything drastic to it.
Having said that opinions from those who have actually been able to assess your leg along with any scans etc should probably hold a little more weight than random forum posters such as myself.

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