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Old 06-06-2012, 07:44 AM   #1
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broken heal theropy

Hello members,
On july 17,2011 I was on our boat when the engine bildge exploded. I was thrown up in the air aand landed on the engine which was on fire and still running. I managed to crawl off of it and put the fire out.
I was air lifted to the nearest trama center and underwent surgery to repair the torn artery and relocated my right knee back into place. 2 weeks later,they put a plate and 9 screws in my heal. I was released from the hospital on week 3.
At week 6, I went back to have my external fixation bar removed and they suspected bone infection had set into my heal area. 2 days later,I was back in surgery to remove the plate and screws from the heal . I stayed in the hospital for another long month with a pic line in my arm for the intense regiments of antibiotics to kill the bone infection. While laid up , I developed an ulser on the back of my heal which resulted in another surgery to put a flap over the quarter sized hole over the Achilles Tendon. 6 weeks went by and 20% of the skin graph died which required another flap procedure.
Iam now 6 weeks post op and prescribed PT. What should I expect from theropy and how long? Thanks for any help.

 
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