Im a 41 year old male who played alot of basketball over the past 25 years. Had the odd ankle roll here and there with 1 that stands out 3 years ago on the affected foot. I rehabed it well and with the help of my pt i was back training in about 8 weeks. It was a grade 2ish strain.
Now flashback about 12months ago i had an opponent chase me down ttying to block me... (4 replies)
... The Brostrom procedure is typically an open ankle surgery, not arthroscopic; but if yours was less invasive maybe it is healing faster? Mine healed "fast" --got out of casts ahead of schedule and have moved faster in PT than anyone thought--but I still was in a cast for 6 weeks and a boot for 2ish. I'm 10 weeks out now and am slowly getting back to some activity, but nothing... (3 replies)
... The general rule is that a brostrom takes a full year to heal completely. ... (4 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)
... Hello Kath,
Thank you for taking the time to read and reply.
My pt agrees as does the surgeon that there is still swelling within the bone itself. When compared side by side theres a considerable difference.
The incident pretty much had a mans full force via one leg hit me on the inside on my peronial at tbe bottom of my calf. His full weight via loss of control is... (4 replies)
... I first had a brostrom procedure in 2014 to help stabilize my ligaments and clean out the joint. ... (7 replies)
... So my story is just to show that a very non complex surgery can eventually lead to many more problems rather than fixing them. My one simple brostrom procedure has turned into 3 who knows how many more surgeries and never ending pains. ... (13 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! ... (21 replies)
... ust damaged my body too much. I do lower impact activities like yoga, surfing, hiking, rock climbing, etc, but my ankles still bothered me so I wanted to get the procedure done because the type of active lifestyle I have now, I see myself continuing for years to come. ... (13 replies)
... I know I'm a bit late here, so good luck with the procedure tomorrow! ... (21 replies)
... 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. ... (5 replies)
... Long story short...because it really is a long story:
End of September: Sprained ankle, saw ortho, was in boot for 5-6 weeks
October: Taken out of boot, put into PT
November: Still wasn't healed, had MRI done
Beginning of December: MRI results -- torn ATFL, would need surgery but surgeon was booked through the month
Now: Surgery is scheduled for next Monday (the 16th)
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... Don't be surprised if you are casted more than you might expect with these procedures. Different doctors vary widely. I have a Brostrom-Evans which is similar to the modified but tightens things up more as well as peroneal repair and scope. My ortho did not want my ankle moved at all for 6 weeks; the only movement was to slightly change casting positions every 2 weeks. At... (7 replies)
... Yes i have decided to take more time off with regards to rehab and exercise in general. I do believe my injury was on the harder side with regards to rehab due to surrounding damage.
At my age i heal well, not as well as i would like and in the lower leg area where there is less blood flow meaning a slower heal.
However being a tad conservative would better place me in... (4 replies)
... It sounds like you need to take things a little slower with activities outside of rehab exercises. Red dots and swelling are your body's way of saying that it's irritated and that you're over doing it. If you push through the pain, it's not going to be good. Not completely detrimental, but it'll slow down your progress even further. I doubt there's bone swelling, usually that... (4 replies)
... Brand new here but saw that a few people on this site have experienced the OATs procedure on their ankle from their knee and had to ask. ... (0 replies)
... I had bilateral bromstrom failures and ended up having peroneal tendon transfer to reconstruct lateral ligaments. My left ankle did well with bromstrom and had no pain and felt like a new ankle until a traumatic injury retore the ligaments at 9 months post opp. My left ankle also had some chip fractures that have been repaired. My left ankle is 10 months the post opp from... (13 replies)
... He is also planning on doing the whole procedure arthroscopically, so it should be slightly less invasive than an open procedure, and should allow for a slightly quicker recovery time. ... (13 replies)
... Hello all,
After finding this forum and reading a ton of great information, I thought it couldn't hurt to make a post and get the opinion of some others.
Last year I sprained my ankle and an MRI showed I completely tore my ATFL and CFL, and while I had sprained it in the past, this time, even after PT, it just never fully healed the way it had prior times. I had another... (13 replies)