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Old 04-28-2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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Final Prognosis - Ankle

Saw the othopedic guy today, about a 45 minute visit. Good news for me!

No surgery. Turns out the avursion fracture they saw was from an old injury, and isn't causing a problem. My outer ligaments in my foot were partially torn, and they appear to be healing. Swelling is done 75% from the original day of injury. I also have a bone bruise on my tallus bone............

Two weeks of the Aircast boot ON crutches, then another two weeks without crutches as long as I have no pain. Start PT after that, and use an ankle support brace until it was healed. Also, he said use ankle support for sports like basketball after healing is complete. I have a follow-up with him in 4 weeks to make sure it's healing properly.

Thanks for all the encouragement. Seems I dodged a bullet, so I'm going to be more careful going forward. I do not expect to be 100% until the end of the year or so.........
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Good for you! Glad you dodged the surgery bullet.
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I'm glad you dodged the surgery bullet now you just have to heal .
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Awesome news!
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Great news, FD. Take the physical therapy stuff seriously, it could make a permanent difference in the final integrity of the joint.
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Like others... glad you missed surgery...


BUT... you broke your foot earlier and did not know it Just curious...
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Great news, FD. Take the physical therapy stuff seriously, it could make a permanent difference in the final integrity of the joint.
Absolutely............the doc said only about 4-5% of all patients actually follow the rehab to the letter.........

I plan on being a charter member of that 4-5% club.........
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Like others... glad you missed surgery...


BUT... you broke your foot earlier and did not know it Just curious...
Apparently, I did. I don't remember it, neither does DW. It probably was one of those "nagging injuries" I used to ignore when I ran track in college..........

No basketball for awhile.......... The doc cracked me up when I told him I had a golf outing to play in on June 9th. His reponse? "Well, at least that Aircast will keep your right foot from collapsing"............
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Saw the othopedic guy today, about a 45 minute visit. Good news for me!

No surgery. Turns out the avursion fracture they saw was from an old injury, and isn't causing a problem. My outer ligaments in my foot were partially torn, and they appear to be healing. Swelling is done 75% from the original day of injury. I also have a bone bruise on my tallus bone............

Two weeks of the Aircast boot ON crutches, then another two weeks without crutches as long as I have no pain. Start PT after that, and use an ankle support brace until it was healed. Also, he said use ankle support for sports like basketball after healing is complete. I have a follow-up with him in 4 weeks to make sure it's healing properly.

Thanks for all the encouragement. Seems I dodged a bullet, so I'm going to be more careful going forward. I do not expect to be 100% until the end of the year or so.........

Well bottom line it ain't broke, you might be like me and start to put weight on it sooner than later now. Enjoy the fact that again its not broken!
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Apparently, I did. I don't remember it, neither does DW. It probably was one of those "nagging injuries" I used to ignore when I ran track in college..........

No basketball for awhile.......... The doc cracked me up when I told him I had a golf outing to play in on June 9th. His reponse? "Well, at least that Aircast will keep your right foot from collapsing"............

Didn't you say you had a prior ankle sprain? The avulsion fx likely happenned then. (It's where the ligament pulls a small part of the bone off - where the ligament had been attached. See: Avulsion Fracture) With the pain of the sprain, you likely didn't realize the additional fracture.

Also, when choosing a PT, you may want to search for either an OCS (Orthopaedic Certified Specialist) or SCS (Sports Certified Specialist). These are board-certified PT's in those specialties. Here's a directory that may help: APTA | Home
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