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Hi, i could really do with your expertise in this. I have questions about my foot and my care after i fell backwards down the emergency exit on a coach on Tuesday and my full body weight was thrown onto my right foot. As a result, in 4 days i have had a back slab, a boot and now a rather funky red removable cast along with crutches.
The hospital report says: The neck of the calceneus is shattered with intra articular fracture extending into the calcaneus cuboid joint. There is also shattered talar sustentaculum also involving the joint surface here. There are two small avulsion fracture of the cuboid, one small in the calcaneobuboid joint inferiorly and laterally and one in the groove of the peroneus longus muscle likely due to the tear of the long plantar ligament of a part thereof.
There is a further and also multi fragment fracture of the inferior and lateral talus from the sulcus into the posterior talar articular facet and again this involves the hindfoot joint here. There are tiny bony fragments around the posterior hindfoot joint.
Conclusion: severe trauma of the right hind and midfoot.
I don't know where to start with this, i guess the biggest problem is the pain, the swelling and the bruising - which is extensive - is this usual?
Should i be PRICEing it? I was told that i could remove the fibreglass cast when relaxing but to keep it elevated. When moving around (hopping) i have to wear it.
I was told at the physio appt that i will never regain full use of my foot as it is basically smashed up, but may with a lot of physio and hard work be able to walk on it - but not move it from side to side (i'm thinking about driving in the future).
I would bow (if i could, lol) to your extensive experience in this matter and any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you. x
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