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I had a snowboarding fall at the end of February. My ankle hurt but I could walk on it with a limp. It barely swelled and didn’t bruise. I went in to urgent care the next day and X-ray was negative so it was treated as a sprain. A few weeks later I learned about a common fracture in snowboarders, the lateral process of talus, which is often misdiagnosed as a sprain. So I went to a foot and ankle ortho doc at 4 weeks who repeated an X-ray and found the fracture. He gave me a soft brace to wear and said it should heal up fine. Got a CT that showed it was minimally displaced so didn’t need surgery. Now I am at 3 months and still having some pain. MRI showed it hadn’t completely healed. Am scheduled for ORIF later this month. Supposedly this surgeon is excellent but I’m not sure I got the best care when I first saw him, though it had already been a month. I was out of the brace but now am wearing a boot, trying to NWB, and trying to hang on for a few more weeks until surgery when I have to start over with the recovery. Anyone else have anything similar to this? He tells me it will turn out well in the end, I sure hope so.
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