Talanavicular fusion recovery

Posted , 4 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

I had my fusion done on June 30th do to being hurt at work.. I was in a splint for 1 week then cast that was removed on August 2nd.. So 5 weeks after surgery I am now in a brace.. Still non weight baring and swells often to the point I feel my toes may pop off.. I've realized recovery doesn't happen overnight but I'm already over it.. I have a very hard time sitting still with 3 kids but am doing my best.. Everyone seems to be in a cast for way longer.. My dr is one of the best in my state and has amazing results with this fusion but I am so reserved now reading all the posts on recovery.. I use a knee walker to get around but he says in a few weeks I can walk.. I take pretty exceptional vitamins and joint supplements but I am scared about how this is going to go.. Anyone else experience a quickened recovery from this?

0 likes, 11 replies

Report

11 Replies

  • Posted

    You're one of the lucky ones. All gone to plan. That's fantastic. I have personally met a few others at clinic. It's as normal have a quick recovery as slow. Depends on many factors. Go for it!??

    Report
    • Posted

      I am.. I want to wear sneakers again.. A left and right at the same time ?? It is the little things that are keeping me positive.. I didn't really have pain at all which scared the dr at first.. He told me I am a unique case.. Just strange at how soon I could take my first steps.. I expected more positive stories from others about recovery and instead it seems most suffer for upwards of a year.. ?? That scares the crap out of me.. I don't have that kind of patience..??

      Report
    • Posted

      I had to buy new sneakers as my old new pair left shoe had a badly worn sole. Right in perfect condition. I'll send brand of shoes that are wide enough for swelling.

      @(*+*)@

      Report
    • Posted

      Yes I had been in a walking boot for a year prior to surgery and I can completely relate.. I'm actually looking forward to shopping for 2 shoes again.. Been too long!

      Report
  • Posted

    i suppose there are different protocols for different surgeries. I had a bimalleour fracture that included fracture of distal fibula with dislocation of ankle. I went from surgery  splint cast then at 2 weeks hard cast for a month and NWB. I can't imagine doing this and having kids. That makes me tired just thinking about it. I love my knee walker but sometimes I wonder if I using it correctly. When I am in the kitchen, whatever I need always seem to be behind me. This thing ( I really need to name it and pimp it outt a bit) doesn't make very sharp turns. I'm always twisting and tuning and sometimes just lifting it up and moving it.  The hardest part for me is we live on the water and our two grandsons liove us to pull them in a raft behind the boat. I'm the only adult that will ride with them. My husband will swim with them a little but he doesn't love it like I do. I was just starting to teach the oldest one how to knee board. It broke my heart last weekend they were here and they couldn't get their mom or Pops (my husband) to go swim. They were so bored crawled up on the bed with me and said "Mine (that's what the call me) I sure wis you hadn't hurt your leg. 

    What are your kids ages? I think recovery kind of depends on your bone growth and that's different for everyone. Us older Grandma types may have a little slower bone growth. It's my opinion though that if you strengthen your core,hip and thigh muscles that will help support your body as the ankle heals. I tend to wiggle my toe and sometimes wiggle my foot a bit in my cast.  Just to increase blood flow and hopefully slow the scar tissue build up. With ORIF surgery you have the ankle stabilized and be NWB for so long it give the scar tissue a lot of time to build and harden. In my brain I see that as contributing to the rigidity on the ankle when you can start weight bearing. my foot doesn't seem stuff at all but I can't tell about the ankle. They put it one so it holds the ankle part of my foot more tightly.

    it sound like you have the right foc for your surgery and that is a great beginning. Sure hope your recovery goes smoothly from here.

    Report
    • Posted

      I was hurting for quite awhile and waiting for surgery using a walking boot so I was more than ready to feel my toes again and regain my life.. My kids are 13,9,and 2 they are suffering through this too but I always tell them sometimes we have to have bad before good and they get it.. Well all but my youngest.. We have a pool so it's been helpful for them to go swimming and not be penned in a house all the time.. As far as the knee walker mine is actually a peg leg with straps to support my knee.. It was much better to use when I had the cast.. Now with the brace I have less time I can use it for at once because my foot does swell frequently.. I guess the success rate for this procedure isn't as good as I wish it was but I am staying positive and trying to make the best of my days .. Each day is a new adventure for sure.. Especially with my son and typical house stuff. I get upset easy now, I have become depressed, which I guess isn't uncommon for this.. Mentally I am wanting to be on the go lol while physically my body keeps telling me no.. My kids keep tabs on the calendar marking the days until the 29th and I can start my mobility again.. Any sooner and the bones won't fuse right.. I guess according to the doctor with my vitamins and supplements to aid me I am recovering faster than I should be, so pushing it will push me backwards and that isn't an option????

      Report
    • Posted

      I take a calcium supplement and multivitamin then omega 3 and something that is meant to rebuild joints.. Guess everyone is different but that is what is helping me through this!
      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up