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Recovery Taking FOREVER!

Posted by Gay on May 26, 2015 at 11:40am 0 Comments

I broke my fibula on New Year's Day and tore all of the ligaments surrounding my ankle. I am 57 years old and am wondering how long it took others with the same type of injury to get back to normal walking. It's been 146 days since my injury and all I can manage is a slow hobble. How long has it taken others to recover? Is it because of my age or what? I am a very active person who loves hiking, climbing, scrambling and canyoneering so all of this inactivity is making me crazy!

Bluer than Bue with a Broken Foot

Posted by chris gallo on May 26, 2015 at 10:23am 1 Comment

On April 25 we were visiting friends in Massachusetts and I slipped off a curb and got a Jones fracture of the 5th metatarsal. I never imagined how such a seemingly minor incident could affect my life.

Once I returned home the splint was replaced with a cast. The orthopedist said everything was in alignment and he wanted it to knit by itself; that he would perform surgery with a pin in 6 weeks if the foot was not healing. I quickly learned what that 6 weeks was going to be like. I…

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Trimalleolar Fracture... anyone have any life hacks for NWB?

Posted by K Boss on May 13, 2015 at 10:58am 3 Comments

Hey all,

I suffered a Trimall fracture 2.5 weeks ago when my dog caught me off guard and pulled me down the last few steps.  Surgery was last Monday.  Pain level is great, it's just being so mobility challenged that I am having a hard time with.  I am absolutely terrible on crutches, so have been using a walker.  I am getting a knee scooter on Friday, so hopefully that will help when I'm out and about and go back to work.  If anyone has any tips, they would be greatly appreciated.…

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Therapy

Posted by julie mckitrick on May 9, 2015 at 11:38am 0 Comments

Am I the only one that didn't get PT.  I had to call the dr. and ask If he forgot to prescribe it.  It is a workmans comp claim so I was puzzled.  It has the normal plates and screws on both sides.  I'm just puzzled and depressed.  Is this normal?  ty

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Richard Blaine left a comment for julie mckitrick
"What kind of injury, Julie M?  Broken ankle?"
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Richard Blaine commented on chris gallo's blog post Bluer than Bue with a Broken Foot
"Hang in there, chris g - it will get better.  I was in a hip-to-toes long leg cast for a broken leg for about 10 weeks, and I was living alone at that time.  You slowly learn how to adjust with the cast, and you get a lot better using…"
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Bluer than Bue with a Broken Foot

On April 25 we were visiting friends in Massachusetts and I slipped off a curb and got a Jones fracture of the 5th metatarsal. I never imagined how such a seemingly minor incident could affect my life.Once I returned home the splint was replaced with a cast. The orthopedist said everything was in alignment and he wanted it to knit by itself; that he would perform surgery with a pin in 6 weeks if the foot was not healing. I quickly learned what that 6 weeks was going to be like. I kept falling…See More
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Gay posted a blog post

Recovery Taking FOREVER!

I broke my fibula on New Year's Day and tore all of the ligaments surrounding my ankle. I am 57 years old and am wondering how long it took others with the same type of injury to get back to normal walking. It's been 146 days since my injury and all I can manage is a slow hobble. How long has it taken others to recover? Is it because of my age or what? I am a very active person who loves hiking, climbing, scrambling and canyoneering so all of this inactivity is making me crazy!See More
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Jane Anderson commented on K Boss's blog post Trimalleolar Fracture... anyone have any life hacks for NWB?
"Hi Katie. Our dog helped me break my tibia plateau. I have never been this laid up before either. I have to use a wheel chair right now. Had surgery almost three weeks ago now. Am looking forward to walking again. I keep having dreams about it. Hope…"
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Susan left a comment for Jane Anderson
"Glad to hear that you are weight bearing. My foot felt the same pins and needles. It is getting better since I have been walking on it. My knee hurts but, that's getting better. I just keep walking with crutches. I think I will be down to one…"
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Susan left a comment for Jane Anderson
"Went to the doctor. He said I can start weight bearing as much as I can stand. Going to start pt as soon as it gets approved. I been trying to put weight on it. My foot feels funny. How are you doing?"
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Vanessa D commented on K Boss's blog post Trimalleolar Fracture... anyone have any life hacks for NWB?
"I bought mine on Amazon for under $200 way cheaper than renting it"
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Vanessa D commented on K Boss's blog post Trimalleolar Fracture... anyone have any life hacks for NWB?
"I'm in week 3 and the scooter changed everything. Just don't get over confident because it can get caught in things and tip. Good luck"
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