... I've kept saying I need to post again on here. This board was SUCH a help to me during my surgery recovery and rehab. But like many people I only posted while I was still struggling and still in pain. ... (0 replies)
... 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)
... years and both have failed. The first one was a brostrom but that failed and my ligaments became lax again. ... (3 replies)
... I just started walking up the stairs one foot in front of the other, going downstairs is much harder. I am told my inversion will not be the same because of the brostrom tightening my ligaments, but the other directions should improve with therapy. Do you see improvements each week? ... (6 replies)
... I'm sorry to hear about your complications with the Brostrom surgery. ... (13 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 was in a position of having tried every conservative treatment option, but I still had swelling and pain doing most anything (after years of breaks, sprains, and ligament tears). You really have to assess why you are doing the surgery. Are you likely to go back to the activity that caused all the injuries in the first place?
I used to be a distance runner, and would run... (13 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)
... 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)
... 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)
... Has anyone who has this type of surgery been able to escape a NWB cast? ... (5 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)
... r peroneal tendon repair, Brostom, repair of the superior peroneal reticulum and reduction of the peroneal tubercle in August 2016. I am about 18 weeks out from surgery now. ... (3 replies)
... o were all NWB in hard casts, before even getting in to a boot. I stopped the percocet 4 days after surgery, and have been on Advil ever since. I'm thinking my surgery was just very minor? ... (3 replies)
... laid up for so long and have the itch to get back to where they were again. It can take up to, and over, a full year for things to feel somewhat "normal" after a surgery like this. Just have patience and if you really are concerned, advocate for yourself and be adamant about your pain and how it feels. ... (4 replies)