Posted by Eric
on October 28, 1999 at 17:22:35:
In Reply to: Calcaneous fracture and broken tendosn posted by Ms. Torres on September 06, 1999 at 17:41:20:
: I'm 31 years old. I had a month ago a fracture of the calcaneus and many tendons broken.
: The first doctor I saw made me to be in bed one week with ice and the leg up. After that week he prescribed me a cam boot to be used for two months. According to him I could take of the cam boot only to take a bath and to sleep. He gave me instructions of start trying to walk with the cam boot.
: Since for me was very difficult to use the cam boot because of the pain, next day I went to another doctor to look for a second opinion. The other doctor said the calcaneous fracture was small but there were many broken tendons so he put me a plaster and gave me an appointment for the next three weeks. I have continued the treatment with the second doctor.
: On September 8 I will have 4 weeks of the fracture and 3 weeks with the plaster but I have still many pain and the foot still is inflamated specially if I put the leg down. If I put the leg up the plaster weight gives me pain also.
: I would like to know which should be the correct treatment for a calcaneous fracture and broken tendons.
: And how long will take the recovery process?
: What should be done and what shouldn't be done?