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Archive for August, 2011

Leave the cast, take the boot…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 8, 2011 by miamistylez

That’s what I thought my “Achilles-GodFather”(Ortho) would say to me during my 2 1/2 week Post Op Follow up, but what did he do, he removes my stitches and gives me my 4th CAST!! You’ve read right, 4th cast in 2 1/2 weeks. For some reason, every single time I ask him to just give me a boot and position my foot at 30 degrees (current position in cast) he will not listen to me and just walks out the room. These cast cost! My insurance is great, but they only pay for 1 cast every 60 days. He’s an old school doc and I guess he believes I will only heal in a cast and/or he believes I will put weight on my foot. I am not a complete idiot, I wouldn’t do that. I don’t think anyone enjoys being hurt! I asked his Physician’s Assistant what is the medical difference between the boot and the cast and he said there is none. It’s all up to the Doctor and what he wants to give you. ┬áSo, I am wondering if I should seek a second opinion… What would you guys and/or ladies do?