Quick update: Surgery to fix my rerupture was Monday, June 11th. I had originally attempted the UWO non-op protocol but I didn’t start rehab until about a month after the injury because it took 3 weeks to get it diagnosed. At week 10 it reruptured (I was in 2 shoes and walking to my 2nd PT appt).
Rehab is moving along quickly and going well. I was NWB in a splint for 1 week and had the splint removed on Tuesday the 19th. The doctor said I could transition to WBAT. It took me about 2-3 days of PWB with crutches, then down to 1 crutch for about a day, and as of yesterday I dropped both crutches. I’m still pretty careful about watching my step but overall it feels fantastic.
Incision was healing nicely at my checkup but I keep it elevated & iced quite a bit if I’m just sitting around.
The wedge heel lift thing in my boot is pretty big–I haven’t measured it but it looks like it’s 3 or 4 cm. I’m in that for a month and then I imagine it’ll be lowered over time. Should be cleared for the pool in a couple of days but that’s more for comfort than PT because I’m not cleared to fully kick/flex my ankle. But some one-legged swimming will help me get back into shape because unfortunately I have packed a few pounds on since my original injury in February!
Good luck to everybody–especially those that are dealing with reruptures because Lord knows it’s hard enough to get through this experience once.
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