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Ankle Problems

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  • Pain

    I’m 11 weeks post op. Aged 57 broke left ankle in three places plate and pins one side screws the other. I’m out of boot and Cast using crutches - I am on pain killers regularly otherwise I wouldn’t be able to walk. The pain around my ankle the side where the screws are is very sore even when I …

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  • Weight bearing after talus fracture

    Hi everyone! I broke my talus body 15 weeks ago so doctors out my leg in a cast for 12 weeks and no surgery needed because fracture was undisplaced. I removed cast 3 weeks ago. I went many doctors and did CT 3 weeks ago it showed partly consolidated talus fracture and disuse osteoporosis of the …

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  • Recovery from Brostrom Procedure

    Had Brostrom procedure a month ago. If anyone else had it, I'd like to know how long it was before you could walk a short distance without much pain? How long was it before you could walk normally?

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  • Rehabilitation after ankle fusion

    I had an ankle fusion 14 weeks ago and after 12 weeks in plaster, progressed to an aircast boot.  The surgeon told me to walk around the house without the boot from 14 weeks, so I've just started doing that,  but am finding I have lots of pain in the foot - below the toe and along the …

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  • Wound not healing completely any advice?

    My surgery was June 8 I’m currently nursing still a small open wound where the war of incision on the plate was made I’ve seen my physician and he says unless I have a fever doesn’t seem to think there’s a problem yet the skin is not going back together in this one small area anybody have any …

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  • 6 weeks post Talo Navicular fusion and just gone into boot

    I had surgery on my right foot on 21st June. I had a half cast for 2 weeks, then had that off and had a lightweight fibreglass cast for a further 4 weeks. Last Thursday I had that removed, joint x-rayed and consultant put me in a boot and crutches and said to walk as much as I was comfortable with. …

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  • 4 months post op 3rd ankle surgery, a nightmare.

    I broke my talar dome I early April 2015. Damaged the atfl as well. Didn't have 1st surgery until August 2016. It was a disaster. 3 months away from home for recovery but pain got better. May 2017 saw my 2nd surgery to try to fix damage caused by the first one. Only have successful. Very …

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  • Post recovery .... People with plates and screws.

    Does anyone with plates and screws ever feel like they are pinching or biting your ankle?   I get these sharp bites feeling a couple times a day.   Pushing on it helps.   I am almost 2 years post injury.   Also so still swells really badly when on feet a lot.  Still????  …

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  • Aircast boot

    Hi I had an ankle replacement just over four weeks ago. Overall recovery is going well. I had a cast on for two weeks and an aircast boot for the last two weeks. Two more weeks to go (hopefully) . But parts of my foot are really sore and I have a blister. Have anyone else encountered this? Not sure …

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  • High heels after ORIF?

    A silly question, but ... how long was it before you felt ok in heels again? I feel like I’m going to want hiking boots for the rest of my life. 😂 Also, I’ve been walking a little bit out of my boot. I’m ~4 weeks post op. How long did it take you? What challenges with walking did you not …

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  • I’ve had orif surgery after falling on my ankle

    Hi was just wondering if anyone has had the same as me I broke my ankle 7weeks ago and have 1 plate and screws on one side and on the other side a screw, my cast came off 2 days ago at 6 weeks and the consultant said I could weight bare 😬 I’ve tried but I cannot put no weight on my foot at …

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  • How long will I have a limp after trimalleolar

    Hey y’all,  I have had a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation that required surgery on may 30. I had surgery 11 weeks ago. My question is, how long did y’all limp? I have a terrible limp and it hurts pretty bad to walk with the boot on. The pain didn’t seem too bad a week ago, but I made a …

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  • 12 Days To Go Before My Mid Ankle Fusion

    ... and I am so excited   I appreciate that I will be homebound and doing a lot of loafing around and am asking if any of you have any tips on any helpful  aids I will need at home... A bath/shower stool is a must .... Any advice welcome.  By the way I bought a Nintendo Switch a …

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  • Few questions on weight bearing

    Hi my name is Jessie I’m 6 week post op from breaking my fibula I wasn’t supposed to be putting weight on it and I did walk with the walker and the boot and put a lil weight on it do you guys think I damaged it again by putting a little weight on it!!! I have an apt to get X-rays tomorrow and now I’ …

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  • Trimalleolar fracture of ankle

    Hi fellow sufferers, as you can see from my x-ray i had a pretty bad trimalleolar fracture 11 weeks ago. I spent the 1st week waiting for swelling to go down so they could operate. So 10 weeks later i have started physio and have limited movement. Absolutely no weight bearing apart from the sitting …

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  • Ankle surgery

    Has anyone on here had a ankle fused? If so did you have pain after. I was told by the doc, it was my last resort, fusing the ankle. And it wouldn’t hurt anymore. Thanks!

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  • Weber B Stable Ankle Fracture Help

    Hi there Been looking through this forum and wanted to ask for opinions on my injury.  I have a stable Weber B lateral malleolar fracture and have been given crutches and a moon boot. I had to get the consultant to keep pointing me to where it was on the X-ray as you can’t even really see the …

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  • Foot still turning red and purple after ORIF

    It has been 4 1/2 months since my ORIF surgery. The bone is healed. I'm 80 percent weight bearing. What is really upsetting me is the color my foot turns when it is down. A violent red, sometimes purple. Occasionally even my calf will turn red and mottled. I saw my surgeon and he diagnosed me …

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  • Ankle sprain but now have calf pain! Please help

    Hi.... I sprained my ankle pretty bad friday night. I went to the doc yesterday to get an x-ray and nothing is broken. The swelling has gone down and I took a walk today to work the muscles but now am experiencing calf pain!! It hurts worse than the ankle now. Has anyone experienced this before?? …

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  • Sprained Ankle

    Hello guys. Last Tuesday, July 31st, I sprained my ankle while playing sports. I continued to run on my wounded ankle as I thought it was not a big deal, but when I went home I realized it was a severe injury. I went to a specialist orthopedic doctor today, and he said I don't have any …

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  • Ankle surgery scare irritation

    Hi all, I’m almost 8 weeks out from a bilateral ankle break with surgery and pins/plate left side and a closed reduction right side. I am in 2 boots with weight on right side and partial weight on left.   My issue is since returning to work my incision scar on the left ankle has gotten rubbed …

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  • It burns when I walk

    It has been 6 weeks. June 23 I broke my fibula, dislocatedthe tibia and severed the ligaments playing roller derby in a tournament. I have been  feeling pretty good with barely any pain meds. I don’t wear my air cast much as my dr. told me to keep it off as much as possible and to flex my foot …

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  • How long did PT last for Trimalleolar Fracture

    Hey y’all, so Im 20 and had a trimalleolar fracture with syndesmotic rupture happen on May 21. I had surgery May 30 to put in 11 screws, 1 plate, and 2 syndesmotic suture buttons. As of today, August 9, I’m 100% weight bearing (Yay!). I have a terrible limp though.  I was just wondering how …

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  • Broken ankle

    Hello my name is shelia. I broke my ankle on May 21 2018 and  had surgery on June 1 st.  I was no weight bearing until July 24th.  I am now in therapy. My ankle is still swollen and turns out when I am on it a lot. Also the incision still seeps just a little bit not a massive amount …

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  • 4-weeks post-op: Returned back to work, struggling...

    I'm almost 5 weeks post-op (in about 3 days) for a fibula and medial malleolus fracture (w/ dislocation). Anyways, throughout the entire weeks, leading up 'til now, I've been super happy and positive, but this past week has been literal crap. I'm 20, and I work at a desk job ( …

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  • ORIF following non-union of fractured lateral malleolus.

    I broke my L ankle in May 2014, this happened when I went over in a pothole, I was wearing my work boots at the time and it was an outward rolling motion...... I heard the crack. I was taken to my local A & E where I was X-Ray'd told I had fracture bottom of fibula, was given an air splint, …

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  • Ankle condition after 3 months cast

    Hi I have written about my talus fracture of my right ankle three months ago. No need surgery only wear a cast because aligned body fracture. I wore a cast for 12 weeks and two days ago I remove my cast and did CT. It showed that the fracture is healing but not fully healed yet. It healed 50% but I …

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  • Brace for weight bearing

    I had a trimalleolar fracture on the 17th of May and surgery on the 24th. After a splint, cast, and boot (all NWB) I was given an ankle brace to wear while starting to weight bear and walk again. Has anyone else had a brace? Did you only wear tennis shoes with it? Or does flipflops or sandals work?& …

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