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Old 09-26-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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Lisfranc fracture

Hi there,
Is there anyone else who is going through this agony?

I 'stupidly' attemped to jump over a fence with my arms full and landed badly.
I felt a crack and my foot felt like it bent back like chinese foot binding, the pain was intense.

By the time I got to hospital my foot was so swollen they said the xrays were hard to read but that I had fractured my Medial Cuneiform bone so they popped me in plaster for two weeks. After two weeks they took the plaster off - a horrible sight - foot swollen and black - looking like a big flipper really and they did a weight bearing (HA!) xray and again told me they weren't certain but it seemed that I still had a Medial cuneiform fracture (surprise) so they sent me home in a Moon Boot.

4 weeks later I go back for a check telling them that my foot was in agaony still and the bruising and swelling still apparent. RELUCTANTLY they sent me off for a CT scan.
Cue: Lisfranc Fracture.
Told to get to hospital for an operation to put a metal plate in asap in the morning.
I got there, waited 3 hours to be told that the specialist had decided to bang me into a hard non weight bearing cast for 2 weeks when he would then review...AGAIN.

I am furious that they did not do the CT scan in the first place, as having read up on this injury it seems that bruising to the bottom of the foot(and mine was severe) would tell any doctor to suspect this type of break.

I'm also furious that this specialist - who has not bothered to actually see me himself, has sent me home WITH NO HELP in a NON weight bearing cast and crutches for two weeks which could well end up with surgery at the end of it hence ANOTHER wasted load of weeks.

I am a horse rider and am very very worried about my abilty to ride after this.
I simply can not function in 'real life' without some weight bearing WHICH I am fully aware is doing untold damage every time I do it but the hospital seem to think I have a little team of elves to help out?!

Anyway really I neededto vent my frustration and wondered if there were any experts out there who could tell me what the specialist might be thinking or simply anyone else who is going through this?

As a horse rider I have in the past broken many bones, but this is by far the most painful.
Thanks in advance

 
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