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Jengie 07-31-2018 03:24 PM

1 Month Post Op ATFL Brostrom question
Hi all,

I'm almost 5 weeks post-op, still NWB, was in a soft cast and should be transitioning into a boot next week. I'm currently only in an ace bandage as I fell off my knee scooter and sustained another injury, so we're trying to minimize swelling. Pain levels aren't too bad, but I'm experiencing spasms/twitches in my ankle. My whole foot will just uncontrollably flex or point out of the blue, or suddenly jerk to the right or left and that is sometimes painful. I've also noticed a slight click right on the ankle bone when this happens. I've been incredibly compliant, elevating all day, even at work. My doctor just prescribed an anti spasm medication but I'm curious if anyone else has experienced anything similar to this during the post-op period.

Ann309 08-18-2018 11:43 AM

Re: 1 Month Post Op ATFL Brostrom question
I'm four weeks out from brostrom and had this happen just when I was drifting off to sleep. It's called a hypnic jerk. It was very painful. I'd had them occasionally before surgery but they weren't painful.

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