| | bone bruise on talus
i come here to seek help. i seriously sprained my right ankle in a basketball game on april 30 2011, and the xray result turned out normal despite brutal pain and swelling. two weeks later i required an MRI coz i still could't walk. MRI showed bone bruise on the talus and tibia, and i therefore spent a month in cast. on july 27 2011 i had my MRI re-check, which showed that the bone marrow edema had faded to some extent. i've been on crutches for over three months. i went to several specialists who gave contradictory advices, some suggested longer period on crutches (or partial weight-bearing) while others ordered promt weight-brearing...i am a bit confused.
i am a chinese and don't find that much information on talus contusion on the internet domestically (much information about talus fracture though), so i googled to find here. i know some friends who undergo similar states, and it seems such bone bruise takes a long long time to heal and might cause certain sequela if not attentively treated. would any friend kindly tell, when can i leave my crutches and how american doctors treat such problems? thanks a lot!