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hey all!

i'm supposed to be getting the brostrom procedure done this winter. i'm 18, really athletic (rugby and dance- weird combo... i know) and i'm really worried about this surgery. i've had really bad ankle problems for several years and i'm glad i'm finaly doing something to fix it, but i'm going to HATE being inactive for so long. i know about the procedure, but i'd just like to hear some advice from people who've actually had it done, so i know what to expect. how long did your recovery take? how bad was the pain? have there been any complications? i'd be really grateful for ANY stories/advice you can give to me!! i'm all ears (or eyes... i guess)!

Thanks so much for your time!!
[QUOTE=rugbygirl416;3273992]hey all!

i'm supposed to be getting the brostrom procedure done this winter. i'm 18, really athletic (rugby and dance- weird combo... i know) and i'm really worried about this surgery. i've had really bad ankle problems for several years and i'm glad i'm finaly doing something to fix it, but i'm going to HATE being inactive for so long. i know about the procedure, but i'd just like to hear some advice from people who've actually had it done, so i know what to expect. how long did your recovery take? how bad was the pain? have there been any complications? i'd be really grateful for ANY stories/advice you can give to me!! i'm all ears (or eyes... i guess)!

Thanks so much for your time!![/QUOTE]

Hi I know its a bit late but iv just had it done,im 50 with severe arthritis,i had no choice my quality of life was so bad and the pain,so far so good i am home now after a week in hospital,i have a plastercast to my knee and sutures in and can weightbare with a special shoe very suprised but my surgeon wants this,i live in a flat so i am staying put 6 weeks as i have no lift,but have everything to keep me busy and someone to help me,i have the sutures out 21st and then xray see the surgeon if alls okay i get another plaster until 21st december.I was quite good after the op.the second day aftr i used a morphine pump because of the ache but i wouldnt say it was screaming pain just a bit uncomfortable,i was used to pain before the op.I find when i weightbare its a bit uncomfortable inside of the ankle but maybe its the plaster thats rubbing too.Aparently this is normal,i just want to run before i can walk i suppose.The best Xmas present for me ever is to walk properly again nothing else matters.So up to now im doing okay will tell you my outcome when im back from hospital 21st takecare.If it works then its been worth it.





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