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Re: Ankle injury

Postby Excaliber » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:56 am

I learned the hard way that there's nothing easy about an ankle tendon injury.

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Re: Ankle injury

Postby mojo84 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:24 am

Glad you've been able to avoid surgery do far. Will pray your able heals on its own.

Broke my able and tore the ligament that hold the fibula and tibia in place. Did it on May 13 and here are my x-rays that were taken yesterday. Be as compliant as you can so you don't have to join the hardware club.

Due to the remaining gap in the fibula, it will be at least another 2 weeks before I can start putting any weight on it.

Hang in there and best wishes for a full and complete recovery.
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Re: Ankle injury

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:30 pm

mojo84 wrote:Glad you've been able to avoid surgery do far. Will pray your able heals on its own.

Broke my able and tore the ligament that hold the fibula and tibia in place. Did it on May 13 and here are my x-rays that were taken yesterday. Be as compliant as you can so you don't have to join the hardware club.

Due to the remaining gap in the fibula, it will be at least another 2 weeks before I can start putting any weight on it.

Hang in there and best wishes for a full and complete recovery.

Holy cow! Did they actually fuse the ankle? :shock:
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Re: Ankle injury

Postby mojo84 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:56 pm

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mojo84 wrote:Glad you've been able to avoid surgery do far. Will pray your able heals on its own.

Broke my able and tore the ligament that hold the fibula and tibia in place. Did it on May 13 and here are my x-rays that were taken yesterday. Be as compliant as you can so you don't have to join the hardware club.

Due to the remaining gap in the fibula, it will be at least another 2 weeks before I can start putting any weight on it.

Hang in there and best wishes for a full and complete recovery.

Holy cow! Did they actually fuse the ankle? :shock:


Thankfully, no. Just lots of screws, a plate and some heavy duty thread to secure the two bones in place until the ligaments heal. If you zoom in and look close at the bottom of my tibia and fibula, you will see two light grey horizontal lines. Those are the tunnels drilled and ran the sutures through to tie the two bones together. This technique is supposed to allow for more natural range of motion down the road.

I shared the xrays just to encourage you to be compliant with the doc's instructions. If you do, your chances of avoiding surgery will increase. I had no choice about surgery. Hopefully you will be able to avoid the surgery.

Physically, his has been one of, if not the most painful things I've had to deal with. It has been a cakewalk emotionally and mentally either.

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Re: Ankle injury

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:50 pm

Not my feet in this image, but this is what has happened to me, and on the same side too:
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To the extent that I could understand my doctor's description, the surgery results would look something like this:
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Re: Ankle injury

Postby mojo84 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:56 pm

Wow, very sorry about that. Looks mighty painful. Will pray hard that surgery won't be necessary.


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Re: Ankle injury

Postby chuck j » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:39 am

As usual I am late in responding . Praying for pain relief and that our Lord will guide your treatment to a full recovery .
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Re: Ankle injury

Postby SA-TX » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:28 pm

My prayers have been sent for you and your family.

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Re: Ankle injury

Postby Crossfire » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:20 pm

Well, that just looks excessively unpleasant!
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Re: Ankle injury UPDATE

Postby The Annoyed Man » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:16 pm

UPDATE: 1 day shy of 7 weeks, and I am out of the boot!! Praise Jesus!

I had a follow up appointment with my doctor today. My orthotics came in. Although it is hard for me to tell any big difference, my doctor is pleased with my progress. She told me that if my foot gets too sore, I can put the boot back on for a while to calm it down, but she wants me to try and concentrate on getting used to the orthotics and wearing them in both shoes from now on. She says I have probably dodged surgery, but now I have a period of PT to get my strength back, and to learn how to walk normally all over again. I've had the boot on for so long now that (A) my back is way past screwed up at the SI joint; (B) the muscles of both legs, but particularly my left leg, have atrophied somewhat so that my legs are weak....particularly my left leg; and (C) like I mentioned above, I have to relearn the mechanics of walking. For instance, I have to make myself bend my knees when I take a stride because I was so used to a stiff-kneed gate that bending no longer comes naturally. My ankles are both stiffer. I've lost a LOT of range of motion in the left ankle and I have to work to get that back. I've been so used to everything in my body being kind of out of alignment for weeks now, that now it all hurts because it is trying to realign itself properly.

I see some visits to the chiropopper and massage therapist in my near future.

But all of that said, now I feel for the first time like I have made some progress, and I feel like I can help myself actually make a difference in how fast I continue to heal, and THAT is a great feeling. My doctor wants me to continue PT for a while longer. She said that I can start walking again for exercise, but to only start with short distances at first, like not more than a mile. She also said that I can ride a bike now if I want, which is great news.

So, finally some progress. I still have a ways to go, but I don't feel trapped anymore. Thank you all for your prayers.
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Re: Ankle injury

Postby WildBill » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:38 pm

:anamatedbanana Great News TAM! Keep up the good work. Prayers for continued healing.
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Re: Ankle injury

Postby Jusme » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:51 pm

Great News TAM!! PT is a wonderful thing, but you have to be dedicated to it!! Follow instructions, let them know about any pains, or stiffness, and they will customize exercises specifically for you. Don't try to do too much too soon. Continued Prayers.
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Re: Ankle injury

Postby bblhd672 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:08 pm

Good news! :woohoo
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Re: Ankle injury

Postby rtschl » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:14 pm

Wonderful news!
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Re: Ankle injury

Postby carlson1 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:07 pm

That is great! We will keep you in our prayers.
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