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Old 01-08-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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nervous about atfl surgery

Hi,
I sprained my ankle approx 2 years ago. I went to my doc and he put me in a splint. It never healed well and I kept going back to him and getting cortisone shots, did the PRP treatment, etc. Then, in Dec, I sprained it again. He sent for a MRI and I decided at that point to switch docs. I think I made the right decision. It is a long story.

The new MRI says I have a 1) complete tear of the ATFL and mild sprain of calcaneofibular ligament -New doc is going to fix the ATFL - with open surgery. 2) 2.5x1.5mm full thickness chondral defect along the anterior table plafond - New doc is going to clean it out with arthoscopy. He said it is difficult to heal. (3) Longitudinal split tear of the preoneus brevis tendon, and longus tendon. Also listed is alot of different tendinosis. I have met this new doctor once. He has good experience and is a sports medicine doc specializing in ankle/feet. He told me that I would be NWB for 2 weeks, then 6-8 weeks of PWB and rehab. HOWEVER, it is subject to change because MRI's can be wrong.

My husband and I are retired. I am 54 years old. We have a horse ranch. I got a knee scooter and handicap sticker for my car yesterday. I have a bench in my walkin shower and I have cleared all clutter out of the way of the scooter.

I am scared to put it mildly. I am extremely active and need for this surgery to work. New doc said if MRI is correct then success rate is 90-95%. I have been reading this site and have learned so much. Thank you. I am feeling better emotionally but still very nervous. The surgery is on Thursday. Is there anything else I need to be doing - thinking of?

Thank you - I really do appreciate everyone's experiences and wish a speedy recovery to everyone.

Jacke

 
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