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    • Name: duke
      Location: Pennsylvania
      Injured during: basketball
      Which Leg: R
      Status: 2-Shoes

      561 wks  1 day Post-ATR
      560 wks  4 days
         Since start of treatment

post-op visit

Posted by duke on October 7, 2011

After much anticipation it was time for the post-operative visit.  My splint came off and despite being prepared for atrophy after 2 weeks immobilized it still was tough to see.  I can’t imagine what things would look like after 6 or 8 weeks of casting like some of the others on this site.

My sutures came out, the incision was closing, there was no sign of infection, although one small area was lagging behind.  After a discussion with the physician assistant (got my paperwork for a temporary handicapped tag, prescription for physical therapy and the rehab protocol).  I met with the gentleman from orthotics and I was fitted with my boot.  Fixed angle brace with heel lifts.  My floppy chicken leg was situated in the boot.  I was given permission to wash my leg and once at home it got a good scrubbing.

Despite good news from the visit and knowing that my PT appointment is on Monday, after putting my legs side by side it came home to me just how much work is ahead to get back to normal again.

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