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Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-04-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: sprained ankle still hurts after a year

To get a little more info:

1) What bone did the podiatrist say you had the hairline fracture?
2) Where was the tendonitis?
3) How long after initial injury was the MRI?
4) Have you had any...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-23-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Options for pain killers

The other option I forgot about and that I used after both surgeries is Vistaril (Hydroxyzine). It's used in conjunction with narcotics and potentiates their effects. It's used to treat itching and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-22-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: 3 fractures in foot

It's common for fractures of the foot to not show up on first X-ray. The bones are so small and they can be so hard to see. I had to have a bone scan to confirm one of mine. My initial X-ray was...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-22-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: What to expect when the cast comes off?

Not in exactly the same position you are, but was close. I had 3 torn ligaments repaired, 1 torn tendon repaired, and then I had the distal end of my fibula broken by the surgeon to deepen the groove...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-22-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Lisfranc Sprain

Yep, 100% agree with Jen. Obviously, your doctor is the only one that can answer these questions, but my guess is no on both of these activities. Lisfranc takes forever to heal anyway and can be a...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-22-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: ATFL and CFL replacement surgery - skin burning

The nerves do strange things as they are waking up. The whole ankle/foot has to go through a desensitization process in terms of weight bearing and physical touch. It will desensitize, but it takes...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-22-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: 7 mos post-op still healing

Yes, I've noticed that hypermobility isn't that common. You are the only other one I've seen on here that has it too. I always wondered why I seemed SO much more flexible than other people! It's...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-22-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Should I get a second opinion?

I agree that you are probably already ready for a 2nd opinion and it will definitely help to clear your mind. I've had a 5th met fracture, but mine was a Jones fracture and happened traumatically (vs...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-19-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Options for pain killers

I'm not sure if you've had the surgery yet or not, but the Q pump is an option, the continuous ice machine is an option. Some people do a nerve block which helps until it wears off and then the pain...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-19-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Modified bromstrom Gould reinjured?!

Oh yes, I have done this. After both my ankle surgeries. I reinjured my ankle 6 months post-op in 2012 from walking on an uneven cobblestone sidewalk. It was old. I had on relatively flat shoes, but...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-19-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: 7 mos post-op still healing

You aren't alone with these feelings. Just like you, I have hypermobility and had to get used to that "over tight" feeling that is unusual for you but normal for most others. Totally understand that...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-19-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 876
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Split tear peroneus brevis

It's possible to have a small split tear of the peroneal tendon and not know it bc when my OS asked me if my tendons were popping in and out, I swore up and down they weren't. He said okay and then...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 10-19-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,585
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Brostrom procedure with internal brace

Agree with Jen. Every doctor varies on his post-op approach. I've had 2 Brostroms (11 yrs apart, same ankle) for the same reason you are having one. Repeated ankle sprains, weak ankles, problems with...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 07-26-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Split tears on both sides of ankle!

I'm sorry to hear about your ankle and your situation. Since he's conservative, he will probably give you options. I had a somewhat situation in that my report came back okay, but when my OS and I...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Ankle injury

Please see if they will allow you to see a board certified foot/ankle ORTHOPEDIC surgeon. VERY different from a podiatrist. They are great for plantar fasciitis and ingrown toenails, but for possible...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-24-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Ankle injury

Based on the instability, pain and your MRI results, I bet you would be a surgical candidate. Do you have an appt set up with a board certified foot/ankle OS?
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-24-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Ankle injury

Hi! Sorry that this happened to you! Looks like you sustained decent sprain to your ankle. According to your MRI results, the ATFL looks like it was sprained. That is the most common ligament that is...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-22-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Monday's surgery was a success...

Glad you are doing better! The toilet is a hard one! Showering can be too if you don't have a bench or chair. Glad you are figuring things out! About the percocet...itching is a very common side...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-22-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Peroneal Tendons

Yes, definitely possible. I walked with one for I don't know how long before I had it repaired 3 years ago today. It hurt quite a bit with weight bearing...especially when pushing off on my toes to...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-22-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,942
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Postsurgical Scar Tissue & Peroneal Tendonitis Issues - Ankle

Yes, I most definitely did get to educated the students! My PT is convinced it isn't scar tissue...besides the peroneal tendons being incredibly weak, I've also lost dorsiflexion too. I finally got...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-22-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear

Agree with Jen....you definitely want to see a foot/ankle board certified orthopedic surgeon...one who knows this condition intimately and does these surgeries on a daily basis. I'm not sure why,...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-19-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,942
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Postsurgical Scar Tissue & Peroneal Tendonitis Issues - Ankle

Thanks for the tips! This is the first time I've dealt with both ankles as it is the first time I've hurt my right ankle. Rest is required for the right one (insertional peroneal tendonitis), but...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-19-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear

Yep there is definitely a surgery for this and a lot of tears require surgical repair bc tendons aren't very vascular and don't repair themselves. 3 yrs ago (2/22/12) I had a longitudinal tear of my...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-19-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: traveling home from surgery?

I didn't have a long way at all to go (20 min), but I had been given a total of 8mg of morphine intraop and then another Percocet right before discharge. My husband helped me to the bathroom and then...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-17-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,942
Posted By Hollywood48
Postsurgical Scar Tissue & Peroneal Tendonitis Issues - Ankle

I saw my OS last week...well 2 wks ago and then had an MRI last week with a follow visit for MRI review. My pain has been over the ATFL since my sprain 6 months post-op. Albeit a LOT better....just...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-17-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Dreading foot surgery

Waiting is definitely the hardest part because of the anticipation! Ugh! You're doing all the right things! If you can try to make freezer meals or if you have family and friends willing to bring you...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 02-17-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Modified bromstrom Gould right ankle

Yes, all of those things are very normal for 4 months out. I was in a hard cast 6 wks, NWB nearly 8 by the time I was able to FWB and in the boot another 4 and the brace for a while and then like...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-26-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: When to start pt?

Hey! Congrats on getting your cast (albeit boring white) and getting off bed rest! Didn't it feel great to drive and do things around the house?? I had my surgery on 2/22/12 and got my cast off on...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-26-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,530
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Suture in my ankle almost 2 years after surgery...

Okay so after consulting my op note, I couldn't find anything about the anchors, but in one of my visits with my OS before surgery, I found this interesting in his notes on my MRI right before...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-24-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,530
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Suture in my ankle almost 2 years after surgery...

Well maybe I have them confused with the sutures then. I could've sworn the anchors don't dissolve, but maybe it's the sutures? All I know is that since 2001 after my first surgery, I have been able...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-23-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Terrified about upcoming Ankle surgery

Yes, this sounds MUCH MUCH better for you! Much more manageable! I'm so happy that your job is being accommodating! That is rare! I will also agree with Jen that you won't be able to drive with the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-23-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,530
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Suture in my ankle almost 2 years after surgery...

I guess so! I need to look back at my 2nd op report and see if it says considering I've had the surgery twice....never have thought about what happened to the first set of anchors when the 2nd...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-22-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Terrified about upcoming Ankle surgery

I have had both of your possible procedures the doctor told you about. I had the modified Brostrom (Brostrom Gould) with peroneal tendon exploration the first time in 2001 and then Brostrom Gould...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-22-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,530
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Suture in my ankle almost 2 years after surgery...

I've had this surgery twice. First time was in 2001 and I felt my anchors/sutures ever since...I'm 3 yrs out (next month) from 2nd surgery and I still can feel my anchors/sutures. Most of the time...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-17-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Broken foot and ankle not healing properly after 9 months

I have broken my 5th met (on my left foot) and it's a hard injury to recover from. I didn't break my ankle bone but I did tear the ligaments and cartilage during the injury. I would suggest asking...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-17-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,665
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: PAINFUL WEAK Ankle 6 Months Post Op

I didn't know it right away. I never had any PT which was a red flag for me, but since I'd never been down this road before, I wasn't going to question my surgeon. I also had my first one done by a...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-17-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Pain Meds

Going to second everything Jen said...just for another reference, 8 mos to the day I got my cast office from my 2nd surgery (see my sig for what all I had done), I walked a 1/2 marathon. Not saying...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-15-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: 5th Metatarsal Fracture

Hi! I would get a 2nd opinion from a board certified foot/ankle orthopedic surgeon. You should follow doctor's orders over another's but I will say the PT sounds more on par...which is why I say get...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-15-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: How much $'s are bone stimulators?

Im not sure bc when I got mine 10 yrs ago after my Jones fracture, they company enrolled me in a study outcome for it so I got it free and still have it. I would agree with other poster that I bet...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-15-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,665
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: PAINFUL WEAK Ankle 6 Months Post Op

Hi! I think you need to get back to your surgeon as soon as you can go have your ankle re examined. Things shouldn't get worse. Also ask him/her about more PT. I have had this surgery twice and the...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-17-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Torn AFTL, CFT, Split Peroneou brevis and partial deltoid tear

You're most welcome! Trying to help anyone and everyone I can! I do have several posts on here dating back to before my 2nd surgery if you want to read that far! LOL!

To address the whole "you'd...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-17-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Torn AFTL,CFT, Split Peroneou brevis and partial deltoid tear

I have had all of your diagnosed injuries except for the torn deltoid ligament. I have never torn a medial ligament. In MY case, I failed conservative treatment and had to have it surgically...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-17-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Pain on outer edge of right foot only

I would definitely see a board certified foot and ankle surgeon! I was going to suggest a possible stress fracture, but could also be a stress reaction. Best thing to do to really find out the cause...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-17-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: sudden achilies tendonitis, should you wear a boot?

It could be achilles tendonitis, but could be other things too....since he doesn't remember any kind of injury, it could be pain radiating or secondary to something else. I would seek a second...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,150
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Torn ankle ligament not healing?

Going to agree with Jen. I think you should get it checked out. As she said, ligaments can scar down and small tears can heal, but the ankle is notorious in that once it's sprained, it's weakened and...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-04-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Strange Ankle/Foot Injury

Star-I'm going to bet you do! DEFINITELY ask your new doc on the 16th and let me know what he says! My feet also turn in an abnormal amount. Like just when you are casually putting your legs out...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-04-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Strange Ankle/Foot Injury

Jen-wow! What an interesting case you are! And LOL at the glad you weren't aware of who all was staring at you! I personally knew my first OS, the resident and the anesthesiologist. Later on we wound...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-04-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Strange Ankle/Foot Injury

Star--girlie thank you so much!! Honestly, I don't think my situation is as bad as what you're facing! I can't imagine a 4th surgery period, but much less in the time period you've had! :( It just...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-04-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Strange Ankle/Foot Injury

Thanks for your reply Jen! What you said makes sense...my PT thinks there might be peroneal tendonitis in addition to the stress reaction/fracture. I did run/walk this one. It's only the 3rd one I've...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 12-04-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By Hollywood48
Re: Issues more than a year after surgery

Hey! I remember you! Your surgery was a year after mine but I was in PT for post-op re injury in 3/2013. Anyway, absolutely the prednisone can mask symptoms...I, too, wonder if you somehow reinjured...
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