It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Open to All Other Health Topics Message Board

  • Travel by plane with broken ankle

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 09-06-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
    mrsstats
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    mrsstats's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2003
    Location: Ronkonkoma, NY, USA
    Posts: 49
    mrsstats HB User
    Travel by plane with broken ankle

    My sil broke her ankle tonite. We are suppose to leave for vacation on Sat. Flying to Lake Tahoe which is about 6 hours in the plane. Would there be a medical reason for her not to fly? TIA

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 09-07-2007, 09:42 AM   #2
    hmlyn04
    Member
    (female)
     
    hmlyn04's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: Connecticut
    Posts: 77
    hmlyn04 HB User
    Re: Travel by plane with broken ankle

    i broke my ankle many years ago while on a trip and i was able to fly home but again that was about 15 years ago. no one said there was any reason to not fly and i do not recall having any problems. if you have it in a cast, then just try to elevate it during some of that time and make sure to ask your doctor if you should be taking one aspirin a day to avoid blood clots. that would be the only concern i would think.

    just as a side note, i am actually laid up again because i broke my foot and had surgery so i can empathize with your sil. have a good trip!

     
    Old 09-07-2007, 03:14 PM   #3
    butrfligirl28
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    butrfligirl28's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Sep 2006
    Location: US
    Posts: 863
    butrfligirl28 HB Userbutrfligirl28 HB User
    Re: Travel by plane with broken ankle

    I also flew with a newly broken ankle. First, ask the flight attendants to help with her injury. They bumped me to first class when there where open seats. Also, make sure she is able to elevate her ankle some through as much of the flight as possible. The ankle on the ground for six hours is really going to restrict blood flow and increase pain. She can also try to find an empty seat next to her and put her leg up. There will be increased pain, so make sure she has her pain meds and plenty of Advil to help with pain and swelling. Bring a great, soft pillow to put under her knee or ankle. Don't let her be a hero. Ask as soon as you reach the airport for a wheelchair and assistance on, and off the plane.

    Hope some of this helps. Appeal to the empathy in people, especially the flight crew. They should help her out.

    Good luck and tell her to have a great time!

    Last edited by butrfligirl28; 09-07-2007 at 03:15 PM.

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Possible broken ankle tendon graft HowieMel Foot & Ankle Problems 0 11-07-2007 04:44 AM
    can you travel by plane after surgery dzubick Ear, Nose & Throat 1 10-02-2007 08:22 AM
    Broken ankle questions about healing/rehab KIDD9979 Foot & Ankle Problems 5 07-03-2006 06:58 AM
    Coldest way to travel with Forteo ??? Granniluvs8 Osteoporosis 15 05-25-2006 10:25 PM
    Vestibular Travel experience jadeearth Inner Ear Disorders 6 01-18-2005 05:23 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:00 AM.





    © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!