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what is to be expected with a medial talar dome repair

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Old 05-26-2009, 09:31 AM   #1
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what is to be expected with a medial talar dome repair

I am curious about the 2-4 month time-frame after this sort of surgery and what's to be expected.

My 14 y/o daughter is at the 2 month mark. Good days and bad days, anything 'high impact' causes rather substantial discomfort.

The surgeon seemed surprised at the last follow-up, that there was much discomfort at all. The local DPM that referred to the surgeon is much more of the "these things take a bit of time" mindset.

What's the consensus folks? At 2 months out is being limp-free and able to do most things (shy of higher impact activities) w/o much pain or discomfort a decent place to be for an otherwise healthy and active 14 y/o? She's hoping to be able to get back to volleyball by the end of the summer-too optimistic?

What about meds? The Dr says advil and Feldene. What about these Hyalgan injections I keep reading about?

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Old 05-28-2009, 01:24 AM   #2
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Re: Surgery/debridement/drilling medial talar dome (post surgery)

Hi there

I'm 3 and half months post op and I am still NOT allowed any impact, so no running, jumping and so on at least until I see my OS again which is at the end of July, but I'm finally walking without a limp.
Your daughter should take it easy and follow the OS's instructions, IF she doesn't and she thinks a bit of jumping won't do any harm, she's wrong and she can do more damage then already is, to make it short, can screw up the surgery and create a more complicated problem.
OCD takes time to heal and have to be VERY patient.
Discomfort was there till about month 3, I still have a bit discomfort at times, but PT helps with dicomfort, remobilizing the ankle and strenghtening it.
I think the volleyball at the end of summer is a bit too optimistic. Towards the end of the year will be more realistic.
I am lucky and I don't have any pain since the surgery, if I overdo walking or stand up too much, then it's hurting and is the ankle's way to say "that's enough, give me a break", so I stop and rest it.

Good luck

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Old 05-28-2009, 09:50 AM   #3
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Re: Osteochondral Surgery/debridement/drilling medial talar dome (post surgery)

patience is important with this injury! It's a must and is worth the wait. 6 months is a small amount of time in the long run!


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