Re: Fall 2 weeks after talus microfracture
Went in for my 2nd post op appt. I called this morning and asked that the doctor be warned that I had fallen twice in the last week, with the most recent fall causing a large increase in pain and the feeling I had of 3 distinct popping/tearing during the fall. Went in the afternoon. They did 3 view xrays, which were normal. After removing the dressing we found no increase in bruising from last weeks visit and there was no obvious increase in swelling. I was surprised by this. My pain is still worse than before the fall, but better than the night following the fall. Dr. says that there is no point in doing any other imaging because with the recent surgery, swelling and fluid she won't be able to see anything. They wouldn't go back in to see what was injured. Immediate treatment for an acute injury would be immobilization, rest, ice, elevation. Since I'm non weight bearing for another 6 weeks she seems to have that whatever the popping was it will have the opportunity to heal. All of my "new" pain is actually low behind my leg, and does not run the length of the tendon, so I'm not exactly sure what it is. I asked how close to the muscle my tear was and she said she actually had to resect at the muscle tendon because it was close. Asked if it could have been the tendon ripping from the muscle. She didn't really have an answer for me other than, can't see anything on imaging so no purpose for it and because of the nonweight bearing it will likely heal. It's still bothersome to me, but she relieved some of my anxiety. I pray it all heals nicely. The sutures were removed today, and the incision site looks good. I can now remove the splint for showering, and a week from today I can remove it for gentle range of motion. She would normally start that now, but wants me to hold another week because of the fall. That's the deal for me, good wishes to all of you and recovery.