Re: Dr's appointment tomorrow
I have a brace now and not a boot. The "ferrerari" of braces I am told.
We try this for six weeks.
He feels that surgery will not be needed since "these things heal by themselves 90% of the time."
The fact that I can feel bone hit bone in my ankle while I walk was attributed to that fact that I was wearing a generic boot which altered my gait.
When asked about PT to strengthen my ankle he said it was not advisable.
When I asked what the specific size of my OCD lesion, I was told that it was not a good idea to get a size since everyone measures differently. It was better to compare old and new MRIs.
When asked about another MRI, I was told that would also be a bad idea right now.
Pain meds are not advisable.
I really felt blown off, but I am kind of stuck with him because of the army medical system.
I guess I'll try a couple of things next:
1) Look for a second opinion
2) Do exactly what I am told and see how it feels in a two weeks. If it does what I think it will do, I'll call and demand another appointment.
Severed AFTL and osteochondral lesion of the talus dome
Resulting from a fall on Jan 6, 2012. Finally had surgery 10/29/2014 after another bad fall.