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The dreaded Re-break...

Posted by Courtney Schweppe on July 31, 2015 at 6:54pm 0 Comments

January of this year I broke my Tibia, fibula, and ankle. Started partial weight bearing at 6 weeks. Walking completely unassisted at 3 mos. 5.5 months I was riding my horses again and back in training for my "big comback." I was ecstatic to have gotten through the break.. Mentally and physically. I got a new job photographing horse shows, started a new business and began selling my needlepoints I made during my non weight bearing month. My life is (was) back! D



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Can you give me insight into my situation?

Posted by Brenda Hart on July 8, 2015 at 10:45pm 0 Comments

Hello to all:

On April 17th I fell off a two step step stool  and broke my leg from the knee down in 3 places.  And my ankle in 2 places. Surgery the next day.  Three plates in the knee and two in the ankle.  Surgeon was surprised at so much damage off a step stool.  I also have osteopenia, arthritis in knee prior to fall,  am over weight, and 66 years old.  In hospital one week and a rehab hospital for two.  There I learned to hop around on one foot and a walker. Told no crutches for…

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One Year Anniversary Approaching.

Posted by Joan C on July 1, 2015 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

My accident was July 31, 2014.  My talus bone healed misaligned with equinus varus.  My foot is extremely stiff.  I now walk with a limp.  One leg is shorter than the other.  I wear a brace to try and shift it back into place.  Normal shoes don't fit me and I have to wear rubber boots or crocs. I am still having physical therapy and I am finally one degree past neutral.  If I try and be on my feet like normal people it is overdoing and I have to elevate my foot.  The most I can be on my feet…

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The question we all ask ...

Posted by Janice Osborne on June 23, 2015 at 3:08pm 0 Comments

Hi,

Compared to others here I realise I have little to moan about...

I broke my left tibia just above the ankle 23 days ago. It is a clean break, neatly aligned and after 9 days in an open cast I now have a closed cast and have my next xray in 8 days. To date no surgery required! I have read that the tibia takes longer to heal than the fibula so I am wondering if it is realistic to hope to be given a 'boot' at my next appointment -by then it will have been 4 weeks and 2 days…

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The dreaded Re-break...

January of this year I broke my Tibia, fibula, and ankle. Started partial weight bearing at 6 weeks. Walking completely unassisted at 3 mos. 5.5 months I was riding my horses again and back in training for my "big comback." I was ecstatic to have gotten through the break.. Mentally and physically. I got a new job photographing horse shows, started a new business and began selling my needlepoints I made during my non weight bearing month. My life is (was) back! DJuly 8 I tripped in the mud and…See More
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Can you give me insight into my situation?

Hello to all:On April 17th I fell off a two step step stool  and broke my leg from the knee down in 3 places.  And my ankle in 2 places. Surgery the next day.  Three plates in the knee and two in the ankle.  Surgeon was surprised at so much damage off a step stool.  I also have osteopenia, arthritis in knee prior to fall,  am over weight, and 66 years old.  In hospital one week and a rehab hospital for two.  There I learned to hop around on one foot and a walker. Told no crutches for older…See More
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One Year Anniversary Approaching.

My accident was July 31, 2014.  My talus bone healed misaligned with equinus varus.  My foot is extremely stiff.  I now walk with a limp.  One leg is shorter than the other.  I wear a brace to try and shift it back into place.  Normal shoes don't fit me and I have to wear rubber boots or crocs. I am still having physical therapy and I am finally one degree past neutral.  If I try and be on my feet like normal people it is overdoing and I have to elevate my foot.  The most I can be on my feet is…See More
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The question we all ask ...

Hi,Compared to others here I realise I have little to moan about...I broke my left tibia just above the ankle 23 days ago. It is a clean break, neatly aligned and after 9 days in an open cast I now have a closed cast and have my next xray in 8 days. To date no surgery required! I have read that the tibia takes longer to heal than the fibula so I am wondering if it is realistic to hope to be given a 'boot' at my next appointment -by then it will have been 4 weeks and 2 days ...I am cross that I…See More
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