Looks like it happened to me too.

November 15th, 2008

2 Weeks post-op follow up.

Posted by 123tech in Uncategorized

Greetings,

I’ve been a little slow to update my postings, so it’s presently 3 1/2 weeks post surgery.  At the 2 week point I had another follow up with the orthopedic.  At this appointment, the wound from the surgery was healing quite nicely, so at this time they removed the stitches.   Afterward the orthopedic placed his hands under my toes, and had me apply pressure, which he then said it was at a 3, whatever that means….the previous week it was a 2.

So at this point, the orthopedic was happy with how everything was looking, and he placed me in a walking boot.  He instructed me to apply 50% of body weight for the next 2 weeks, and then the following 2 weeks I shall put as much weight as I’m comfortable with, however I should continue to use crutches throughout the entire time.  If all continues to seem well, my next appointment which will be a month from the day, I could possibly be wearing 2 shoes.

Well needless to say I’m quite happy to hear that I maybe wearing 2 shoes 2 months after the injury occurred, and 5 weeks after surgery.  This does seem quite fast, if things were to go this way, I was expecting at the very least 3 months to possibly 4 months. So far, I haven’t had any pain, and it feels great to be able to wash my leg again.  :-)  My orthopedic said that physical therapy may not be necessary, however I was told by a phyical therapist (family member) that I should insist on seeing a physical therapist.  Reason being is that the orthopedist may assume that everything is going well, and feels that I’ll get full range of motion, however that may not be the case, so I was advise to see a physical therapist, and let them make an evaulation, so we’ll see.

I would love to hear from anyone who has recovered without going through physical therapy, also has anyone been back to wearing 2 shoes in less than 3 months since the injury.

Happy recovery everyone!

November 8th, 2008

1 week post op follow up (10/22).

Posted by 123tech in Uncategorized

Hello ATR world.  Well after a week of recovery since surgery, it was time to go in for my first post-op visit.  At the orthopedic office, they took off the splint, and clean my leg up a bit.  I took a glance at the ankle, not too badly swollen at all, and the stitches were pretty clean, so all was looking alright.  The Orthopedist was very pleased with how everything looked, he placed his hand at the bottom of my foot, and had be apply pressure as if I stepping down on a clutch.  I was very nervous about doing that, but I was able to apply some pressure.  At the end of the visit, the placed me in a fiber glass cast, and placed my foot in a 40 degree angle.    So all is looking well so far.  I agree with everyone about keeping your leg elevated after surgery, it definitely help keep swelling down.  I will try and add a few pics, once I figure out how to pull the photos off of my phone.  :-)

Good luck all!