... retinaculum repair and brostrom so similar to you. I also still have limited range of motion but it does get better and I notice little improvements each week. ... (5 replies)
... I had a splint for a bit but they took it away before I got stitches out. I liked it for safety and containing swelling.
Went into a boot and was allowed to walk around house in a few weeks, only got 2 weeks of pain pills!
It went well for me. Would swell out of boot. I took it out each day to breathe and clean.
Sleeping with boot was heavy and it would hurt to... (5 replies)
... years and both have failed. The first one was a brostrom but that failed and my ligaments became lax again. ... (3 replies)
... I had a brostrom along with peroneal tendon repair 12 weeks ago and I can understand. I had the splint for 2 weeks then a hard cast for the next 4 weeks. ... (5 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)
... extreme pain I would continue to go along with his plan. I think it does sound a bit crazy for you to be able to get back into snowboarding that quickly after a brostrom procedure but that is mainly because it's very different from my experience. ... (3 replies)
... they had me on machines and pt starting at a few weeks post op as well as washing with a cloth and massage so i'm guessing all of that helped. ... (13 replies)
... as far as post surgery results i am glad i got surgery but i doubt we are ever the same? ... (13 replies)
... Ugh it's the worst! I'm 10 weeks out now, but I did get out of my casts sooner than planned. I had the plaster of Paris splint for 6 days (with room for swelling), a fiberglass cast for 5 weeks, and a walking boot for 2 weeks.
Try your best to really elevate it. It helps tremendously with swelling. Probably not a way to avoid the cast though :(
Good luck!! (5 replies)
... Some doctors do put people in boot and not cast after Bromstrom surgery. I had one doctor who told me he would put me in boot, but the doctor I choose put me in cast. When I had Chrisman snook procedure instead of recasting me after 4 weeks my doctor decided to allow me to go into boot but I had to sleep with it on. I found sleeping with boot on is harder then with splint... (5 replies)
... I don't think so. I've never heard of that happening. What's making you anxious? And if it's scratchy, put a sock over the cast, or buy a cast cover. (5 replies)
... Has anyone who has this type of surgery been able to escape a NWB cast? I was initially put into a splint after surgery, but had to go back to have it cut off due to it being too tight. Because my swelling wasn't too bad, they were able to cast me. I haven't gotten a good night's sleep since the surgery because of the splint, now the cast. I have constant anxiety and I'm... (5 replies)
... I first had a brostrom procedure in 2014 to help stabilize my ligaments and clean out the joint. ... (7 replies)
... Alright Im now just past the 5 month mark post op. ... (25 replies)
... :) Thanks! Theres no sharp pain or anything like that. This is simply a pain when I first start intermittently start jogging/walking. The soreness eventually kinda subsides but its there. If you mean its a pain that would linger for hours continuously or days after I run then no thats not happening for me. Most of the time the soreness is gone soon after I finish running... (25 replies)
... Yes - you are normal - lol! :)
You can get different aches, pains, niggles, tingles for up to 12 mths post op (sometimes 18mths). Slowly gets better over time.
I have days when I hardly notice my ankle and then other moments on other days I wonder where an ache came from.
And, as you try more things or do the same things for longer, your ankle needs time to get used to... (25 replies)
... months post op like that? ... (25 replies)
... and a concern as Im now a little over 4 months post op. The pain in the left big toe is all but gone now as expected. ... (25 replies)
... So Tuesday next week will be 8 weeks post op and I'm doing great! Walking without crutches and I am only wearing the boot when I'm going out. Have started physio and doing stretches and balancing exercises. ... (12 replies)
... I wasn't able to run at 3 months post op either. ... (25 replies)