Re: After ankle sprain popping sound
FIRELADY--I don't want to hijack dcarchibald's thread, but since It sounds like he has peroneal tendon issues and might face the same surgery, I will share briefly. I have had a fantastic,experience! Had a Brostrom-Gould to fix the torn ligaments and then repair of a shredded peroneus longus tendon and then he deepened the fibular groove so the tendons would stay in the groove and not pop out. To do this he had to drill in two spots and then depress the one and basically break it. Think hollowing out a log sort of. Outpatient, general anesthesia, no nerve block b/c my OS,doesn't do them routinely and I didn't want one, given morphine and antibiotics and sent home on Percocet for pain. 6 wks NWB in a cast (3 hard, 3 boot but I opted all 6 in hard casts for several reasons), all 6 on crutches. I kept it elevated and took meds every 4 hours for 3-4 days and then 1-2 times a day since. Not much swelling at both post-op visits. Got stitches out 3 days ago at 3 wk mark. Go back in 3 wks t get cast off and boot on and start PT. Even got a specialty purple and pink cast. Just a great experience. I did fall on it once and it hurt more, but OS said no damage done and pain went down. This is the 2nd time I've had the ligaments fixed, but first time for tendon repair and groove deepening. Even thought this surgery was more in depth and has a longer recovery time, it has so far *knock on wood* been a much better experience! When is your sx?
DCARCHIBALD--I hope you don't have to have surgery but please,read above and hopefully it will give you some insight should you find yourself in this position!!