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Hey, for anyone who has had an ORIF - when you're having a bath (once you're allowed to, of course), does it feel like the plates in your leg are conducting the heat from the water? Whenever I stand up to get out of the tub, my ankle feels HOT.
I know I'm not allowed to get any ultrasound therapy on that ankle because of the plates (TENS only)... is this a thing?
I recently broke my ankle, just last Friday there in school while standing still then walking backwards to hear my ankle crack and sudden swelling. My school called my mum and she took me to the local hospital and they confirmed it was broken (fractured) and there I was worried as ever, silently praying that I did not need surgery (gladly I didn't) so because of the swelling I had plaster of Paris applied and had to go back to the Orthopaedic fracture clinic…Continue
Since my foot healed with a malunion. I am having another surgery Sept 18. I am not looking forward to being married to the couch elevating my foot again. But, I am only able to walk short whiles without pain. I am trying to get things done before the surgery. I keep overdoing it and prematurely having to sit and elevate until the pain/swelling subsides and then I can get up and do some more last minute tying up loose ends before surgery.
Any one out there broke their…Continue