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Old 11-05-09   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have a similar injury?

Hi,
I had a bit of bad luck last friday, I managed to break my ankle in 3 places, tor all my ligaments and dislocate it, I had a 3.5 hour op where they put plates in my ankle! Just wondered if anyone has had a similar injury and how long it took to heal? Bordom is setting in now, I can only watch so much channel Dave! lol
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Re: Anyone have a similar injury?

what did you do trip over your flask . no climbing for few days then hope it mends ok
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Re: Anyone have a similar injury?

Depends your age and how fast you heal as an individual, the bones should heal pretty quick its the tendons that take the time, my mate tore his achilles tendon and was in a special shoe thing for 6 weeks that the hospital adjusted every week, then he had physiotherapy to build it back up . Sorry to hear your injured though mate get well soon.
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Get well soon mate, hope its not too long.
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Sounds nasty, hope you are back on your feet soon. I think its good that they have operated straight away, should get things healing up as soon as possible.
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Had my lower leg broken in two places after a BMW thought he owned the road..( How strange...?) Lot of internal tissue trauma too. ( Winces) It took me 4months to get back to work, climbing n carrying n stuff. The knee and ankle joints are looser, crackly and stiffen up in the cold-after two years. The internal screws n pinning are uncomfortable an stop me doing some tasks sometimes....( Like the washing up ) Im 43 and its not gonna get much better now. So I think yr gonna have similar problems, sorry

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Get onto a good physio as soon as you can, mate.

As stated, bones heal. It's the soft tissue stuff you want to watch. Physio might want you exercising it sooner than you think.

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Stick to exactly what the physio's tell you, and push for as many sessions as you can get.

Don't sit back and let the pathetic moaning yummy mumies who've twisted their ickle pickle ankles, whinge their way ahead of your essential employment needs.

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Re: Anyone have a similar injury?

my mate did similar when he was about 35, it took him about 4 months to mend, but no more wearing wellies,he has to support and protect it all the time from now on, what did you do??
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Dave just spent 2 months on my back after a spinal fusion, hope your back as soon as poss. There's plenty to do on the internet whilst your laid up.

As other have said get a good physio and don't let yourself get lazy with the exercises they give you, been at mine a few times and I'm doing great.
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