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Calcaneus Fracture Recovery time

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Old 09-25-2007, 01:55 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if there is a standard recovery time table for this injury?

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Old 10-03-2007, 04:25 AM   #2
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Re: Calcaneus Fracture Recovery time


There is no standard time for recovery as there are so many variables. I just passed 6 years after my surgery (internal fixation with a plate) and I'm still getting better & better. I remember reading somewhere about a study that concluded that 70% of calcaneal fracture patients experience maximum amount of healing where it gets as good as it's gonna get between 4 1/2 & 6 years after injury.

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Old 06-26-2008, 08:18 AM   #3
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Re: Calcaneus Fracture Recovery time

Do you still have the hardware in your foot or have you had it removed?

Old 06-26-2008, 10:00 AM   #4
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Re: Calcaneus Fracture Recovery time

Hello, my dr. tells me that after surgery to put in plate & screws will have 3 months of non weight bering, then physical therepy, total about a year.
I expect full recovery, will do exacly what dr. wants, no smoking, no weight on foot.
Shattered my heel 6/11, surgery scheduled for 7/3.
I fell backwards from 5 feet onto cement while picking oranges, shoot.
I was very active till this injury & wonder if day after surgery will be as painfull as initial injury, can anybody out there tell us?

Hope you have a full recovery.

Thank you,
Good luck!

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