... e exact same situation as you right now! I had a failed brostrom about 3 years ago which my ligaments then loosened again and I needed to have a complete lateral ligament reconstruction with cadaver tendon and also peroneal tendon tublarization about a year ago. ... (7 replies)
... I had a brostrom 3 years ago and lateral ligament reconstruction with cadaver and peroneal tendon repair just last year. Both surgeries had similar recovery time. ... (4 replies)
... Although it is unlikely, brostrom procedures can fail. ... (2 replies)
... Yes it is possible that the Bromstrom failed. The repaired ligaments are not as strong as liagments before injury. The ligament can stretch out over time or you could have done something to retear ligaments. I had bilateral bromstrom failures. ... (2 replies)
... My advice is to clarify before surgery how long your surgeon plans to restrict you. I had a brostrom Evans (just found out that I didn't have a modified), peroneal repair and scope. I was casted 10 weeks, 6 on bedrest and 4 with a walking cast. Then a boot for 6 weeks, then a brace for 3 months. I was in PT from 10 weeks to 6.5 months post-op. (I delayed my surgery for... (4 replies)
... I'm new to this message board, but here goes... I'm having a Brostrom Procedure, Perineal tendon repair, and OCD on my right ankle in 2 weeks. I would love to hear from someone that had the same type of procedure. ... (4 replies)
... This is round 2 for me with ligament reconstruction, on the same ankle...round 1 was when I was 16 turning 17. ... (21 replies)
... years and both have failed. The first one was a brostrom but that failed and my ligaments became lax again. Then I ended up having a complete ligament reconstruction with cadaver tendon and tendon tublarization and debridement last year. ... (3 replies)
... Lucky! I would love it that happens, but I doubt it! (21 replies)
... Oh wow. Yeah he cut mine off every few weeks to check the incision and swelling. Those 15 minutes between casts were magical, haha. (21 replies)
... Thanks! That's a lot of casts!!! Last time I had this done I had the surgical cast for 2 weeks and then a regular fiberglass cast for 6...the same one! (21 replies)
... So glad it went well!! My stitches didn't come out for like 3 weeks I don't think. But that's the good thing about the cast with this procedure--they have to keep checking it so you get the cast cut off a lot. I had 3 different fiberglass casts in 5 weeks!
Wishing you a speedy recovery!! (21 replies)
The procedure went as planned, or maybe even better! I was awake immediately upon getting out of surgery (don't remember waking up til I was back in my room though)...and I was only there for about an hour before going home.
My surgical cast (splint) is actually fiberglass, I'm pretty sure! It's so much lighter and less cumbersome than plaster would be which is... (21 replies)
... I know I'm a bit late here, so good luck with the procedure tomorrow!
I am 10 weeks out from the procedure on my left ankle (need to have it on my right ankle as well when I'm all healed), and my recovery has been going well. I was in a splint (plaster of Paris cast) from toe to knee for 6 days, a fiberglass cast for 5 weeks, a walking boot for 2, and now only wear the boot... (21 replies)
... Got my knee scooter today :)
It'll definitely be good around my parents house and for work. Definitely not so good for my apartment...but I went through my apartment on crutches and it's not bad. (21 replies)
... I've never liked anything on my crutches...and in HS I spent 3 months on crutches! Not the best 3 months of my life lol.
At about 500 sq ft, my apartment is small enough that I honestly only imagine using crutches in it. We probably have something like what you're talking about, in fact, I'm almost sure we do...but let me tell you, I'm a stubborn a** individual! After my... (21 replies)
... Something I thought of for you is crutch covers :) I got some by Crutcheze off of amazon and they have saved my hands! It's like having extra padding on the grips, I couldn't imagine the last 12 weeks without them!
Also, I found out that my local village hall in the suburb I'm in has a lending closet where you can borrow things like wheelchairs, crutches, canes, etc. I... (21 replies)
... So I now have my post-op appointment scheduled: Thurs the 26th. So that means 9 days in the surgical cast, and then fiberglass! They were saying I might have to wait a bit longer because of my surgeon's schedule, but they found a way to get me in within the 7-10 day time frame! (21 replies)
... I would suggest you call the hospital or surgical center and talk to the staff there. You are not the first patient they will have treated with piercing and theit advise will be accurate for you and your doctor. (21 replies)
... Dental floss would be like having nothing in there at all, so I'd rather not put any in there. It's a 14g piercing which is 3 sizes bigger than the "average" ear piercing that you would find someone getting at Claire's or something...dental floss might do for that, but not for something this much bigger! Even when I put at 16g piece of jewelry in it for less than 24 hours it... (21 replies)