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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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17 Months and Counting

Posted by Leslie Sidley on June 21, 2015 at 6:29pm 0 Comments

Because I think people tend to forget about this group once they're up and about again, here is a long term update in case anyone wants to know what to expect.

My tib/fib break and ankle dislocation was 17 months ago today. I am still seeing my surgeon every 6 months for followups (next one in July).

I still have swelling in the ankle, which seems to be a bit exacerbated in the summer heat. Maybe that's a water retention thing.

If I sit for awhile, I will still limp for…

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Yes I do trip over smoke

Posted by Sharon on June 4, 2015 at 7:15pm 1 Comment

I have always been   clumsy   and on may 3 I went to step up  onto my desk somehow my foot slipped off and I dislocated my ankle and have a triamalor fracture of my left nklw, Needed àmbulance ride to hospital where they put me out , popped it back into place gave   me medition and told me to see orthopedic   dr the next day. He advised I had a severe fracture and needed   surgery but needed to wait for swelling to go down. The next  3 days were a drug filled daze but finally the pain…

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Joan C posted a blog post

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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Janice Osborne posted a blog post

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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Janice Osborne is now a member of Broken Leg treatment recovery support group.
Jun 23
Leslie Sidley posted a blog post

17 Months and Counting

Because I think people tend to forget about this group once they're up and about again, here is a long term update in case anyone wants to know what to expect.My tib/fib break and ankle dislocation was 17 months ago today. I am still seeing my surgeon every 6 months for followups (next one in July).I still have swelling in the ankle, which seems to be a bit exacerbated in the summer heat. Maybe that's a water retention thing.If I sit for awhile, I will still limp for a few steps when I get up.…See More
Jun 22
Anna Bennett is now a member of Broken Leg treatment recovery support group.
Jun 18
Joan C commented on Sharon's blog post Yes I do trip over smoke
"HI Sharon, where ever you are you should try for state disability.  If your injury will be expected to last longer than a year you can apply for SSDI.  Even if you don't know it doesn't hurt to go to the website and start the…"
Jun 7
Sharon posted a blog post

Yes I do trip over smoke

I have always been   clumsy   and on may 3 I went to step up  onto my desk somehow my foot slipped off and I dislocated my ankle and have a triamalor fracture of my left nklw, Needed àmbulance ride to hospital where they put me out , popped it back into place gave   me medition and told me to see orthopedic   dr the next day. He advised I had a severe fracture and needed   surgery but needed to wait for swelling to go down. The next  3 days were a drug filled daze but finally the pain lessened…See More
Jun 5
Sharon is now a member of Broken Leg treatment recovery support group.
Jun 4
Joan C and Gay are now friends
Jun 2
Gay commented on Gay's blog post Recovery Taking FOREVER!
"Yes, I believe the two years. I sprained my other ankle three years ago this month. I think it took about that long to feel mostly normal again. I suppose it will be that way with this ankle now too. Except this one is much worse than the other was…"
May 31
Joan C commented on Gay's blog post Recovery Taking FOREVER!
"I broke my calcaneal bone and talus bone July 31, 2014.  I also torn ligaments.  My foot healed with equinus varus.  I can't walk well and I have a limp.  My PCP said it can take up to two years to heal ligaments.  I am…"
May 30
chris gallo commented on chris gallo's blog post Bluer than Bue with a Broken Foot
"Thank you for the reply, Rick. I found that the hands free crutch helped a lot but now even that seems to take a lot out of me. I probably would have been better by now had the blood clots not interfered. I would have only a week and a half left if…"
May 27
Philip Sebestyen is now a member of Broken Leg treatment recovery support group.
May 27
Richard Blaine left a comment for julie mckitrick
"What kind of injury, Julie M?  Broken ankle?"
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