... 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)
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'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)
... Yeah, if you can find something good for your leg, you don't really need the Xerosox. I liked it for my hands because I could wash my hair with both hands and wash dishes :-). Good luck with your surgery. (21 replies)
... I actually already have done the research and I'm gonna go with Seal Tight since it's got a 4.5 star rating on Amazon, over 1,000 reviews and only costs $10. I don't think you can really get better than that! It's not form fitting, but since I'll only be bathing, not swimming or anything, I don't really see why that matters. I did see Xerosox in my search though...and if it... (21 replies)
... For shower protection, do a search for Xerosox. I bought one when I had finger surgery on my right hand. It came in handy three years later when I needed the same surgery on my left hand. They are wonderful!! ... (21 replies)
... I've read up on the procedure, watched videos, read blogs etc...and I'm trying my best to mentally prepare myself since I wasn't expecting the surgery to be scheduled so fast! ... (21 replies)
... depending on your incision it will effect your recovery time. Typically if it is just the scope recovery tends to be a lot shorter as the surgery was minor enough to do without have to open up the joint. ... (3 replies)
... When deciding if you really need surgery you have to put a lot of things into consideration. One of them is multiple opinions. ... (13 replies)
... Sorry to hear about your injuries but I do believe I had a similar surgery done to the one you are considering. My surgeon never told me the name of my surgery but after looking up the chrisman snook it seems pretty similar. ... (7 replies)
... Hi all - I had ankle reconstruction surgery on 10/16/2015 and it has been about 5 months. I was NWB for 6 weeks(which actually was 7 or 8 weeks since I got a terrible rash) and then PWB for a few weeks after. I completed PT for a few weeks afterwards. The doctor cleared me of PT and said to stretch everyday. HOwever, it has now been 5 months and if I run or play basketball, my... (4 replies)
... I had Brostrom reconstruction surgery. Since last week I have been exclusively on shoe with brace. Till then I commuted in boot, and walked indoors with shoe. ... (5 replies)
... ns on using is a modified Brostrom. He said that if the ligaments are too damaged he will have to use a tendon graft to reconstruct. He also plans to begin the surgery with an arthroscopy of the ankle because I have had locking and popping in the ankle and he thinks there may be some loose bodies floating around. ... (32 replies)
... Happy Monday All Ė
Firstly, I am SO thankful for all of your posts! Itís greatly helping me plan for my upcoming surgery.
After years of sprained ankles, most recently a doozy in December and a Ďtripí this June, Iím finally getting my ankle stabilization. Unfortunately I also have a bunion and a cyst on the toe joint. I am currently scheduled for the following: modified... (5 replies)
... Thanks for sharing! I just had my MRI and followup with my podiatrist and the ligaments were healed fine from the surgery. There is no swelling in the ligaments. However, their is swelling in a tendon towards the back of my ankle that is causing my entire ankle to swell. Doc said we can't be sure why the swelling is there, it might just be agitated because of the surgery. He... (4 replies)
... all i can share is what i went through. they used my own parts with some kind of mesh for anatomical reconstruction so i guess i was lucky. ... (4 replies)
... o. I did not have any screws, bone tunnels, or cadever tendons put in just ligament reconstruction by cutting it and using stitches. ... (4 replies)
... ankle orthopedic surgeon for your ankle reconstruction surgery! I've had the surgery twice and the first time I went with a general OS. Mistake. ... (13 replies)
... There's a wealth of really useful information on here about ankle reconstruction surgery, so huge thanks for that. ... (5 replies)