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Avascular Necrosis Still

Posted by Joan Clothes on January 28, 2015 at 6:56pm 0 Comments

I had an MRI on Dec 29 and got the results Dec 31.  My avascular necrosis is in stage 1 and progressing.  The dr has ordered aggressive physical therapy and I started it today (I couldn't get in any sooner).  It has been indirectly mentioned from my orthopedic surgeon that the podiatrist that did the surgery did a poor job.  Anyway, I am to remain non-weight bearing and I will have another MRI in a couple months and after that my ortho said he would possibly refer me to  an ankle/foot…

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Shoes/ Sneakers after surgery

Posted by Lisa K. on January 28, 2015 at 4:11pm 4 Comments

Has anyone found a good type of sneaker and shoe or place/ website to buy footwear after you have had ankle surgery, Something that is supportive and doesn't rub and bother your ankles. 

Fell off my Horse

Posted by Courtney Schweppe on January 28, 2015 at 12:39am 7 Comments

Jan 11 fractured tibia fibula and ankle in my right leg trying to land on my feet from a fall off of my horse. Emergency surgery the next day left me with an IM nail down the tibia stabilized by 4 screws, two in the ankle and two in the knee. Additionally my ankle broke and received 2 screws holding it together. 16 days post-op and they have taken all bandages off and removed staples. Curios to know if anyone else's surgeons advised no splint/soft cast. Since ace bandage was removed a tennis… Continue

Wet Cast

Posted by Lisa K. on January 18, 2015 at 10:19am 2 Comments

Hi everyone, I'm new to the site. My background. Fractured my smaller weight bearing bone, shifted my ankle bone to the right an inch and a half, and tore all my tendons on Dec.7th 2014. Had Surgery Dec. 11th 2014 and have 5 screws and a plate. I have been in this current cast almost 4 weeks.. I go back to the Ortho on Wed. Last night while attempting to take a stand up shower for the first time.. and the bag leaked and back and bottom of the fiberglass cast got really wet. I have dried it…

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Lisa K. commented on Lisa K.'s blog post Shoes/ Sneakers after surgery
"I believe some of my screws are right over my ankle bone.. which makes it stick out a little more.. so it rubs and bothers it.. the scabs are gone for the most part just tiny thin line remains"
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Leslie Sidley commented on Lisa K.'s blog post Shoes/ Sneakers after surgery
"These are the Birkenstocks I got, so no rubbing whatsoever: http://www.birkenstock.ca/model/BOSTON-1445-en.php The running shoes go higher up on the ankle, but with a sock and my ankle brace, there was no rubbing.  Are you finding that…"
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Lisa K. commented on Lisa K.'s blog post Shoes/ Sneakers after surgery
"Thank you Leslie,  I am somewhat new.. most of the swelling is gone.. did you find that either of those shoes rubbed on your ankle at all??"
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Leslie Sidley commented on Lisa K.'s blog post Shoes/ Sneakers after surgery
"Are you looking for something to work out in? Or just walk around? Because of the swelling I had once I was weight-bearing again (and since it was summer), I wore a pair of loose-fitting Birkenstock mules. They allowed the foot to swell as needed.…"
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Lisa K. commented on Courtney Schweppe's blog post Fell off my Horse
"I would say take it an appointment at a time.. it seems to work.. and so far.. it seems to bring each a step closer."
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Anca Ioana commented on Anca Ioana's blog post Hardware or no hardware?
"Hey, Gold Star Mother! Hope the pain will decrease with time. doctors say it takes around 2 years to fully rebuild the micro blood vessels in the bone and soft tissue and inflammation is normal during this period. i'm thinking this…"
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Courtney Schweppe commented on Courtney Schweppe's blog post Fell off my Horse
"Flexing the ankle is ok. If as soon as if hits a point it's like cement.. Will not go farther. I'm not sure of the technical terms regarding flexing but I can point my foot put my heel down. Side to side I cant do at all. I cannot…"
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Lisa K. commented on Courtney Schweppe's blog post Fell off my Horse
"I went from surgery to cast to just crutches.. but that was 6 weeks in.. so not exactly the same.. how is the stretching and icing helping.. I don't need to ice.. but stretching has been hard..my foot and ankle are stiff."
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Courtney Schweppe commented on Courtney Schweppe's blog post Fell off my Horse
"The put**** stupid iPhone"
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Courtney Schweppe commented on Courtney Schweppe's blog post Fell off my Horse
"No cast. After surgery they out an ace bandage on and it was on for 15 days. Now, nothing. I have been icing and and have been told to start flexing ankle and bending knee. I'm thankful I don't have a bulky cast or boot. I wonder if I get…"
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Lisa K. commented on Leslie Sidley's blog post Any Ice Anxiety?
"I completely understand where your coming from.. it's scary.. especially when your still healing. I am 6 weeks past my surgery and have had my cast off for about a week and a half and I am still afraid to go out even when the weather is just…"
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Joan Clothes posted a blog post

Avascular Necrosis Still

I had an MRI on Dec 29 and got the results Dec 31.  My avascular necrosis is in stage 1 and progressing.  The dr has ordered aggressive physical therapy and I started it today (I couldn't get in any sooner).  It has been indirectly mentioned from my orthopedic surgeon that the podiatrist that did the surgery did a poor job.  Anyway, I am to remain non-weight bearing and I will have another MRI in a couple months and after that my ortho said he would possibly refer me to  an ankle/foot…See More
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Lisa K. posted a blog post

Shoes/ Sneakers after surgery

Has anyone found a good type of sneaker and shoe or place/ website to buy footwear after you have had ankle surgery, Something that is supportive and doesn't rub and bother your ankles. See More
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Santiago Herrera commented on Kathy's blog post Anyone with long term injury?
"I had severely tore my ligaments on my ankle didn't have any surgery though. I had a cast 2 times. I was totally inactive for 1 year. Till this date I'm not fully recovered I'm at 90/95 %. I was sad, I cried, I was desperate. I was…"
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