Originally Posted by hovercrust
I underwent subtalar fusion surgery 5 weeks ago. I was walking with my crutchets non weight bearing as usual when there was some water on the floor. I tripped and found myself on the floor on my knees with my bad foot toes touching the floor for a few seconds.
I am really worried. Do you think it ruined the fusion or did the plaster/cast saved it.
You won't know for sure unless you call your surgeon & schedule an xray.
To answer you, reading what you wrote, if I had to guess I'd say that no, you didn't ruin anything by just touching toes for a few seconds; wearing the cast.
I had my subtalar fusion on June 6. I had an incident(3 weeks out) where I ended up putting my foot down accidently. I screamed because it hurt so badly. (was wearing an aircast at the time) I, also, was worried sick that I had ruined the procedure. I did not do any damage to the surgery.
Good luck to you. I've learned alot from this healthboard and am looking forward to wearing shoes & walking painfree, one day.