... Hi, I'm 13 and I am having the Bostrom Surgery on Tuesday......February 19, and I was wondering if anyone had stories on when they had this happen? ... (11 replies)
... Since you are just a week out, it is normal for you to have a lot of swelling whenever you aren't elevated. The length of time you can be up should start to increase soon, but it will be about a month before you stop swelling lots. Are you icing as well? Try one (well wrapped) cold pack on top of the cast, and one behind the knee.
Blood clots are not common with Brostrom... (11 replies)
... I decided to push the surgery back to September 3... ... (11 replies)
... Hi Melanie, welcome to the board. You're about to have Brostrom surgery? Best of luck, and if you don't mind, I'll add you to my prayers.
The recovery can seem like a long process for a young healthy person, but most people who've had a Brostrom are glad they did.
How long do you have to stay elevated? You should have your foot propped above your head all day and even... (11 replies)
... so, i guess my first question is... pending that my surgery is this week... ... (11 replies)
... Thanks so much!! Where would I find that post-surgery boredom thread, hehe??
They told me I will be in a splint for 2-4 days, then a hard cast for 6-8 weeks, then a boot for 8 more weeks....I'll be NWB for at the least 5 weeks he said.......so I'm alittle scared!! (11 replies)
... Most likely, it's several weeks, and for the first week, don't expect to be doing much except keeping your foot propped up. For the surgery itself, you will probably be asleep through the miracle of chemistry. ... (11 replies)
How are you since your surgery? Any better? I hope that you have healed well over the past three months! (3 replies)
... I only had tarsal tunnel release surgery back in mid-May, but if you have questions about that, please ask.
K (3 replies)
... out to "go back" to what they should be. And from the constant swelling in my ankle, I have now developed tarsal tunnel as well. I had my appointment to have the surgery scheduled back in February but I severely herniated a disk in my back and that required surgery almost immediately. ... (3 replies)
... Hey everyone, first post. I had my first surgery yesterday with a modified bostrom on my deltoid ligament ( partially torn but unstable with chronic swelling) and my lateral ligaments tightned, they were not torn but sprained and stretched enough to cause instability. I still don't understand how I tore my deltoid with my ankle rolling in not out but anyways... My question is... (1 replies)
... Sounds like you need a simple bostrom, which tighten your ligaments. You need to explain that PT is not helping and maybe you could ask for a cam in your ankle as I had that a few years before my op. The Cam can see just how much damage there is outside of an MRI. (13 replies)
... as in food and bathroom needs stock up, and a spouse or a really good friend to cook clean drive is very helpful. also my dr gave me perscription 2 weeks before surgery so i could get them filled and had them ready when i came home,,,good luck! ... (22 replies)
... Just a few questions...
So, it's been about a week since my procedure.. And I'm a little concerned with how purple my toes turn when I use my crutches at all' even for a few minutes.
My mom has had experience with a blood clot, and she is worried that's what I'm struggling with..
Is that a common ailment with Brostrom procedure patients? Blood clots?
My surgeon's nurse... (11 replies)
... Well, you probably won't be able to drive at all while you are taking or needing painkillers, which could be a week. And to have your foot down that long...
Could someone else possibly drive you back, so you can at least keep the foot elevated?
Going to be out of town for a while, so i'll "see" you around. (11 replies)
... did you consider the brostrom a good idea, was it a success? do you recommend it?
melissa (11 replies)
... ive had knee and ankle surgery, and am preparing for more serious ankle surgery on the other... ... (3 replies)
... You might find it easier to research if you spell it right. It's Brostrom, with another r.;)
Good luck with the surgery. (3 replies)
Typically, 4-6 weeks NWB in a cast (normally a splint for a week after surgery and then a hard cast), the PWB for another 2-3 weeks and then back to full weight bearing after. Physio starts at the PWB phase and tends to last for 16 weeks depending on progress. It's a long haul but the success rates are typically 80%+ and many people come through the recovery just fine.... (3 replies)
... Hi. I am going to be having a Bostrom repair on my right ankle this summer. ... (3 replies)