I was diagnosed with a talar dome lesion after an MRI about 7 months after my initial injury. After 6 weeks on crutches the pain was still prominent. My podiatrist, who was highly recommended, then performed surgery. He explained that he had to remove "dead" bone from my talis and did a bone graft from my lower fibia. Again, I was on crutches for two months. For the past two weeks, I've now been bearing weight on my ankle wearing an "air cast". Even with a bone growth stimulator, I'm experiencing the same pain I had prior to the surgery, also experiencing a "popping sensation" same as before surgery. Before the podiatrist took me off the crutches after the surgery, he said the X-rays looked "good"(no MRI ordered). I go back to see him Tuesday, supposedly to get rid of the cast and to start PT. I'm discouraged that the same pain and "popping" sensations indicate the surgery didn't work. I would appreciate any insight from people who have had similar experiences.