... you. Once you're up and moving, you don't have time to post! So here I am 4 years to the day after my ankle surgery turning 60 this year and doing great! I had a brostrom gould procedure with lots in other repair thrown in for the money. ... (0 replies)
... 5 weeks NWB, getting my cast off and into a boot on Friday...pretty sure my Dr. will be making me FWB. Super excited, but also nervous! If I have to be PWB, I'll still use crutches. Everyone might think I'm crazy, but I prefer crutches over pretty much everything else. The knee scooter is good, but it's much easier to maneuver on crutches IMO. (5 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)
... 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)
... Two weeks post Brostrom -- I've had my fiberglass cast on for a week now, staples weren't removed before application...and now it's insanely uncomfortable, and sometimes painful. Is there anything I can do about this, or should I call the doctor and see if I could get them removed? The original plan was to have them removed before the cast anyway, but my doctor didn't even... (2 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)
... I had a Brostrom done 2 weeks ago, and I fell last week, putting some weight on the bad foot. I'm hoping no damage was done, but it sure did hurt!! ... (3 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 surgery (a Brostrom) performed on the 1/16, and my swelling is still pretty bad -- worse now than it was in the surgical cast (I'm in a regular fiberglass cast now). The past few days I've had to literally spend the entire day on the couch with my foot extremely elevated because if I didn't, my ankle and foot would swell up like a balloon causing severe tightness in my... (5 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 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)
... 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)
... I've been reading many of the posts on the board to look for my answer. I feel like I had a very mild surgery, or my surgeon is much more optimistic with regard to healing time.
In late November I completely tore my ATFL, which pulled off and fractured my talus. I also partially tore my CFL and Peroneal Tendons. Initially I was told I would be in a boot for a month, in a... (3 replies)
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)
... I'm sorry to hear about your complications with the Brostrom surgery. ... (13 replies)
... I had initially sprained my ankle in March 2015 and after months in a boot non weight bearing, then into a brace it was clear I was going to need a Brostrom repair. In August I had surgery and my Dr. took a very liberal approach to healing. ... (13 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)
... After my Brostrom repair in Aug 2016 it took me about 10 weeks for my incision to completely heal. ... (3 replies)
... Lucky! I would love it that happens, but I doubt it! (21 replies)