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So my surgery was 2 months ago, it was a lateral ligament reconstruction with peroneal tendon transfer and a scope of the cartilage surrounding the talar dome.
2 day ago, I was sitting at home in my aircast. My husband tripped over my ankle, really hard.
I wound up going to the hospital only for x-rays. 6 months ago x-rays showed nothing. These x-rays showed a lot of problems.
There is some periarticular osteopenia. There is some irreguarlity of the tibiotalar joint and subtle osteochondral lucency in the medial talar dome on frontal and mortise views.
There is mild degenerative change at the first mtp joint. The lisfranc joint is congruent.
There appears to be erosions involving the head of the second metatarsal and perhaps also on the medial side of the 3rd and 4th metatarsals.
Here is the summary of findings.
There is no evidence of acute process. Periarticular osteopenia around the foot may be due to disuse. Alternatively, considering the possibility of erosions at the metatarsal heads, the patient has rheumatoid arthritis. I do not see an acute somatic injury, but there is lucency involving the medial take some, which could represent focal subchondral osteopenia or an osteochondral injury.
I looked some of this up to try to understand it all but it's confusing.
My ankle was swollen more after the accident 2 days ago, but got worse today when it popped while I was trying to get up off a chair.
I feel a lump near the top of the surgical site, and both my foot and ankle are badly swollen . The foot swelling was almost gone until 2 days ago.
I don't see my surgeon until Friday, so I don't know what to do or think. Should I be worried?
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