Has anyone injured the cartilage on the inner surface of your lateral malleoli?

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Hi!

Should be great having some answer or tip!

I am starting to feel a bit depressed as I still cannot bear weight... (over 14 months post injury, still on crutches)

My question is:

As this is a permanent injury to the distal fibula bone, how much does it affect your everyday living?

Thanks, and I hope you will get a fast recovery from whatever you are suffering!

/Anna (pardon for my "Swenglish")

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    Crikey Anna, 14 months non-weightbearing, sounds awful. 

    What does your doctor say?  Maybe you need to make an apt to see him/her and discuss your concerns.  It might also be worth letting them know it's getting you down, depression is an awful thing.  

    Do you have someone at home to help you?

    Denise

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      As a matter of fact I am basically a positive person, but this is starting to wearing me out.

      I have a wonderful family doing their best to help, and they are trying to cope with the situation. This means I've got help to some degree, as my husband is having a full time work and 2 of our children are in school. I've had to let go of many of my household demands witch make me feel a bit useless...

      Another complication being on crutches for so long are that we've got 10 horses (mostly ponies) and are (or was before I injured myself) breeding Rough Haired Collies. We got 4 Collies of our own.

      I had this as a job before I got injured, and as long as we haven't got any stright answer about how bad it's going to be in the future, none of us wants to sell our horses. I still hope I will be able to continue with the kind of active life we are living. Hope lasts for ever, somehow, don't it?

      It's been a lot of "fighting" getting any help at all to get a complete examination of what was wrong with my foot.

      As no obvious fracture was seen, and they could't detect any instability in my tib-fib joint from the begining, they didn't listen to me or my relatives.

      They didn't discover my ankle was unstable and had torn ligaments until they did an Arthroscopy in June last year.

      Another 3 months went by before I had my next surgery for reconstruction an fixation my syndesmosis (tib-fib joint) in Oct 2014. At this point my cartilage damage was discovered as well. The joint laxity in my lower ankle joint is still left untreated.

      When I did get the syndesmotic screw removed 16 days ago, my doc set up an appointment whithin 3 month for evaluation. She wanted me to rehab a while before. But I don't know if I will be able to rehab...

      I have an an appointment set up at the Physiotherapist in mid-Feb though...

      /Anna

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      Anna so sorry to hear of your predicament. Ask for some hyaluronic acid injections of OSTENIL PLUS. These are injections intended to act as a cushion in the joint so the bone rubbing is eased. Also take a course of PRP which is Platelet Rich Plasma. You will need a specialist to do this for you such as a rhumatologist.  It's worth trying everythig possible. Keep us all informed how things go for you.  Take care.
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      Anna, 

      It's good that you're a positive person, but trama like this can affect anyone's mood. 

      Physio's do a brilliant job, good luck with your apt.

      Keep us posted

      Denise

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      Yes, I''ll keep you informed on how things are going. 😊

      Thank you for your support. 😊

      /Anna

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      Thank you as well Denise! I am really grateful for your support as well.

      I'll keep you informed 😊

      /Anna

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