Broken Leg Support Group, Tell your story.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue