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Old 06-21-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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Did I ruin my ankle microfracture surgery ???

Hi my name is Scott i am 21,
I had my operation 1week and half ago, it is microfracture 5x8 lesion ocl arthroscopy ankle and have been told I should be non weight bearing for 6weeks. I am clumsy and I have accidently put full body weight on it three times already the first time was for balance (stupid crutches) the second was for balance (stupid stairs) but the last was to help somebody out who had a lot of plasterboard that fell on them and I tried to lift it off whilst using my right Ankle for about 10 seconds. It didn't hurt before hand and there was no swelling but now it aches and I am scared to death that I have completely ruined my surgery! Can anyone help? Or has anyone been in a similar situation?

 
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Re: Did I ruin my ankle microfracture surgery ???

Sorry I panicked the last time I did it put weight on it and the person under the plasterboard had broken there back because of it, then I realised what I had just did

 
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Re: Did I ruin my ankle microfracture surgery ???

Did you ever find out from your doctor if what happened ruined the healing process? I'm worried about the same thing. I'm just starting my third week post-op and hit the ground hard today with the bad foot after losing my balance for the first time. Damn reflexes!

I had no pain at all after the surgery until now, and I've been crying for hours at the thought that I've ruined any chance of this surgery working. I'll call the surgeon in the morning, but I'm just so depressed in the meantime.

 
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Re: Did I ruin my ankle microfracture surgery ???

Sorry to hear about both of your situations, but be optimistic. Definitely inform your doctor about the situation, but with the changes in medical care over the past few decades, I'd guess you're not in as bad a predicament as you might be worried about. Again, be sure to talk to your physician, but don't scare yourselves too badly in the meantime.

I had a subtalar arthrodesis 19 years ago, and I was told no weight bearing whatsoever. I had an appt today, with a foot/ankle specialist. He ran down the procedures that I need, along with the use of an external fixation but said I could very well be weight bearing the day after surgery. I'm really surprised by that statement, and will be asking others how that sounds to them, but from his statements I'd have to say there have been a lot of changes since my last surgery. Doctors and technology advance in leaps and bounds. one thing I like to remind people of, your body talks to you. Pay attention and listen to it. If it tells you "NO", then obey, and be sure to talk with your physician about it. The posters here and the physicians will give you advice and their personal experiences and that will will help out a lot.

 
Old 07-24-2012, 04:12 AM   #5
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Re: Did I ruin my ankle microfracture surgery ???

Hi, sorry it took a while to reply! But I have started to put weight on my ankle for the first time in 6 weeks and it feels good so far, it hurts at the sole of the foot and the toes but I have been gradually taking it step by step. I had spoken to my consultant and he said that there is nothing to worry about and is common but really take It easy for now and try not to do it again I wouldn't worry about it. I put a lot of weight on mine more than my body weight and it doesn't hurt where the operation was carried out just the pain is in the overally foot. And thank you for the advice and I'm definitely listening to my body now. Thanks

 
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Re: Did I ruin my ankle microfracture surgery ???

My surgeon called last night and said not to be too upset about it -- that it's probably okay, especially because I had a boot on for protection since I was up and moving around. Whew.

Impossible to know for sure, but still good to hear. He said just don't do it again (with a laugh)! He said it happens at least once to just about everyone.

 
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