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Tri-Malleolar Fracture, Right Anke, 7-23-14

Posted by Shelley Chaves on September 24, 2014 at 11:22pm 0 Comments

I suffered a tri-malleolar fracture of my right ankle when I missed a step down and fell. I had surgery two days later and had a plate and 8 screws placed in my ankle, which was then splinted. A week later I got a cast to the knee, and two weeks after that, or three weeks following surgery, I was given permission to start weight bearing (with a little shoe covering the cast) with the aid of crutches, which soon became one crutch and then none. At six weeks post surgery my cast was removed and I… Continue

One month + one day post break

Posted by dahman on September 10, 2014 at 9:31am 0 Comments

 I have my solid cast off and a black foot brace/split on. The beauty of the black brace is I can remove it and rest my foot; take a shower (no soaking bath) and even sleep without it (if I am not too restless). I have not tried to sleep without it yet but I will work up to it as I feel my way around.

Its been one month since working as a supervisor in a food manufacturing plant. The company is awesome and they support my recovery without guilt.

I start…

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Bruising?

Posted by Leslie Sidley on September 8, 2014 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

Hey everyone!

Almost 8 months since my break. I've just noticed what looks like bruising at the bottom end of my inner ankle scar from the ORIF. It could also be a bit of a darker suntan from the summer, because when I press on it to see if there is any pain (like from a bruise), I can't tell due to my nerve damage from surgery.

Has anyone had bruising near their scars this late in the healing process? I don't see my PT until the 19th, and I don't see my surgeon until January,…

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One month post break

Posted by dahman on September 6, 2014 at 3:14pm 2 Comments

My pain is almost completely gone. One pain pill per day manages that well. Tomorrow, I get my solid cast off with x-rays to follow. I am pretty sure the solid cast will be reapplied. I am still at no-weight-bearing. My knee scooter is a dream. I also use a foldable walker with allows me to get into and drive an automatic transmission truck. 

My energy levels are low and motivation low. I am careful about how much I eat to avoid using food to passivate my frustrations. 

I see a…

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Broke my ankle in 3 places in recent motorcycle crash

Started by cynthia thiessen. Last reply by cynthia thiessen Sep 15. 9 Replies

July 5th my husband and I headed out on our bikes for a ride. So we are heading down the hi way with me as the lead bike. I see a crane fly off it's nest and decided to go back and take pictures. I…Continue

Pain out of the blue!!

Started by Iain Anderton Sep 8. 0 Replies

Hi all.I fractured my ankle 4 weeks ago while out jogging. I had a knee high cast put on and the doctor advised me to weight bare as soon as it was comfortable. I've been able to wieght bare for the…Continue

What is next?

Started by Lynn. Last reply by Helen Aug 14. 3 Replies

I pretty much shattered my fibula on the 20th of June. Had surgery on the 29th and here I am wondering what comes next? How long will I need these meds? And work will I ever have the energy to get…Continue

Back to dancing WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT :D

Started by 82_purplerozes May 10. 0 Replies

So went to a concert in Palm Beach FL last night, and being back on the dance floor its like nothing has changed. Everyone remembered what happened with my leg injury, and was very shocked but happy…Continue

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Tri-Malleolar Fracture, Right Anke, 7-23-14

I suffered a tri-malleolar fracture of my right ankle when I missed a step down and fell. I had surgery two days later and had a plate and 8 screws placed in my ankle, which was then splinted. A week later I got a cast to the knee, and two weeks after that, or three weeks following surgery, I was given permission to start weight bearing (with a little shoe covering the cast) with the aid of crutches, which soon became one crutch and then none. At six weeks post surgery my cast was removed and I…See More
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One month + one day post break

 I have my solid cast off and a black foot brace/split on. The beauty of the black brace is I can remove it and rest my foot; take a shower (no soaking bath) and even sleep without it (if I am not too restless). I have not tried to sleep without it yet but I will work up to it as I feel my way around.Its been one month since working as a supervisor in a food manufacturing plant. The company is awesome and they support my recovery without guilt.I start Range of Motion therapy today and should do…See More
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Gold Star Mother commented on Patricia's blog post 2:20 am ...
"What I did not expect was those exact same feelings. Gets boring laying around all the time. The I finally figured out some crafts I could do. That heled me."
Sep 10
Leslie Sidley posted a blog post

Bruising?

Hey everyone!Almost 8 months since my break. I've just noticed what looks like bruising at the bottom end of my inner ankle scar from the ORIF. It could also be a bit of a darker suntan from the summer, because when I press on it to see if there is any pain (like from a bruise), I can't tell due to my nerve damage from surgery.Has anyone had bruising near their scars this late in the healing process? I don't see my PT until the 19th, and I don't see my surgeon until January, which is why I'm…See More
Sep 9
Gold Star Mother commented on Anca Ioana's blog post Hardware or no hardware?
"I am facing hardware removal tomorrow. TY so much for this post as it has eased some of my anxiety."
Sep 8
Iain Anderton posted a discussion

Pain out of the blue!!

Hi all.I fractured my ankle 4 weeks ago while out jogging. I had a knee high cast put on and the doctor advised me to weight bare as soon as it was comfortable. I've been able to wieght bare for the last week with barely any pain. Late last night my ankle was very sore again and it's still painful today!Can anyone advise me on what this could be?!?Thanks :)See More
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Iain Anderton is now a member of Broken Leg / Ankle treatment recovery support group.
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dahman commented on dahman's blog post One month post break
"Thank you for your thoughts. Your comments about caffeine is good info. I will switch to decaf to help myself."
Sep 7
Leslie Sidley commented on dahman's blog post One month post break
"Diet is important when healing a bone: get lots of calcium, and avoid calcium blockers like red meat and caffeine. You do need a lot of calories, too. Knitting bones together burns a lot. You won't feel hungry since you're not doing much,…"
Sep 7
Leslie Sidley commented on Leslie Sidley's blog post 5 Months Gone!
"4 weeks is still pretty early! I was weight bearing at around 10 weeks. I'm walking almost normally now (at 7.5 months), with only a little bit of swelling based on what shoes I'm wearing. I still don't have full range of motion back,…"
Sep 7
 
 
 

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