... Hi Pheslie
That is great the you have it scheduled and I hope that everything goes well with recovery! Enjoy your month of being mobile while you can!
Would you mind sharing what type of surgery you are getting to solve your PTTD and what types of symptoms you were having that lead you to make this decision?
I am in the process of trying to decide if I should... (6 replies)
... I have had three surgeries on this ankle. One Brostrom, one tendon transfer after the Brostrom stretched out and failed, and one small procedure to remove a suture that was loose from the tendon transfer. ... (1 replies)
... Although it is unlikely, brostrom procedures can fail. ... (2 replies)
... Yes it is possible that the Bromstrom failed. The repaired ligaments are not as strong as liagments before injury. The ligament can stretch out over time or you could have done something to retear ligaments. I had bilateral bromstrom failures. I never had bruising or alot of swelling, just pain and instability. My left ankle bromstrom failed due to a traumatic injury and... (2 replies)
... snapped in half. In June of 2016 I had an ankle ligament brostrom repair that was successful. I was three weeks non weight bearing and then eight weeks physical therapy. The pain and recovery was not terrible. ... (2 replies)
... I am in the exact same situation as you right now! I had a failed brostrom about 3 years ago which my ligaments then loosened again and I needed to have a complete lateral ligament reconstruction with cadaver tendon and also peroneal tendon tublarization about a year ago. After this surgery I've had a lot of post op pain including burning arches and sensitive to the touch... (8 replies)
... I had Modified Brostrom Procedure Jan 4. He said it was the worst ankle hes seen doing that surgery. 2 weeks on NWC then 4 weeks in the walking aircast. ... (8 replies)
... My advice is to clarify before surgery how long your surgeon plans to restrict you. I had a brostrom Evans (just found out that I didn't have a modified), peroneal repair and scope. I was casted 10 weeks, 6 on bedrest and 4 with a walking cast. Then a boot for 6 weeks, then a brace for 3 months. I was in PT from 10 weeks to 6.5 months post-op. (I delayed my surgery for... (4 replies)
... I had a brostrom 3 years ago and lateral ligament reconstruction with cadaver and peroneal tendon repair just last year. Both surgeries had similar recovery time. ... (4 replies)
... I'm new to this message board, but here goes... I'm having a Brostrom Procedure, Perineal tendon repair, and OCD on my right ankle in 2 weeks. I would love to hear from someone that had the same type of procedure. ... (4 replies)
... 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. ... (1 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)
... 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)