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Old 09-14-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
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fell on nwb foot in boot

I'm 9 weeks post op subtalar fusion, tendon transfer and achilles tendon lengthening. Just transferred from cast to boot today, but doc said still nwb for two more weeks because the x-ray showed the fusion still needed some time. I was all fine with that cause I'm just happy to be out of the cast where I can see my foot. Then this evening I tipped on my scooter and the nwb foot goes down and my weight comes strait down on it. It was more scary than painful and I immediately sat down, elevated it and started icing it. But that is just damage control. I will be calling the doctor in the morning and see if he wants me to come in to check it. I know the odds are that just the one time at this stage didn't do much, but cant help but be just a bit worried.. I keep hearing my doc says "don't put any weight on it yet" and then I do this

 
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:30 PM   #2
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Re: fell on nwb foot in boot

Hi There,

I see you've had so many 'views' yet no repleis. Same thing for my question relating to my Lapidus Bunionectomies done on both feet. Tons of views...no replies. Just don't get it.

I just wanted to say that I'm sure everything will be just fine. I'm 6 wks post-op tomorrow and I've falled a few times with the hard-soled bunion shoes, once when using crutches and walking on my heels and another time my wheelchair tipped forward when I was reaching for something and the front of my feet went forward and touched the floor with some weight on them.

This all happened before my last set of x-rays and the Dr. didn't say anything except that everything looked good ( I have 2 screws hold each big toe straight and in place). Still waiting for the bones to fuse. I go back 7 1/2 wks post-op for check up and more x-rays...he wants me walking full wieght bearing that day even before seeing the final x-ray.

I am very hopeful that your foot will be just fine. I didn't even tell my Dr....too scared...lol. My feet don't hurt and they look great! Good luck!

 
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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Re: fell on nwb foot in boot

Please excuse all the grammatical errors. I was typing fast.

 
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Re: fell on nwb foot in boot

Hi,

My subtalar fusion and posterior tibial tendon transfer was June 6. We have ALL had things happen unexpectedly where we stepped down & put weight on our operated foot. Everyone of us were worried sick that we did something to ruin the surgery.

You are correct to double check with the doctor but chances are that no damage was done...truly. Good luck to you.

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Re: fell on nwb foot in boot

Thanks for your replies and good wishes. Talked to the doctor and he is confident that as long as I wasn't experiencing any new pain that I hadn't done any real damage. Just a little scary...

 
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