Just Had Fusion Surgery!

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buddylee
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/7/2006 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
So, I had my tibia fused to the top of my talus on October 13th! I'm still in a cast, but hope to get it off November 14th and then wear the boot for a while. I know, no weight-bearing for 10-12 weeks, but I really hope I get this cast off so I can shave my leg!
 
Anyway, my question is...
Who's had this surgery, and what can you tell me about your recovery and range of motion now. I had my shin fused to the top of my talus, not a sub-talar fusion, so I hope to hear from folks with the same surgery.
 
I had a car accident 2 years ago, no insurance, so I got real bad care and think that has a little bit to do with why I'm having such problems now. I've had 4 surgeries in the past 2 years, and it's sucked big time.
 
Thanks,
E in Austin

CaMama
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   Posted 11/8/2006 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   

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Hi E and welcome! How are you doing with that cast!?

I haven't had the operation, but wanted to say hello and see how you were doing. I'm not familiar with who might have had that surgery here on HW, but someone with similar experiences might be able to give you some insight.

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buddylee
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   Posted 11/9/2006 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   

The cast is driving me crazy! It's been since 10/13 that I had the surgery, so I'm hoping that on my Dr. visit on the 15th they'll take the cast off and put me in the boot. I still can't put any weight on my leg, but it'll be nice to sleep without the cast and shower without wrapping up in a leg condom ;-) I use a shower chair, and that make things very easy. I've been using a shower chair for 2 years now, I had the injury in August of '04. I'm only 33, 31 when I had the accident, and I'm pretty disappointed that I've had to go with a fusion so soon. I'm really anxious to hear from someone who's had this surgery, and hear about their quality of life. According to my Dr., I won't be able to run, but walking should be a breeze with little to no limp or change to my gate. We'll see... I really like trail walking, so I hope I'll at least be able to get "off road" a little when I go for a walk.

E


MsKittie
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   Posted 11/9/2006 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
 
I am so sorry to hear you are going thru this. I too don't know anything about what your going thru but 2 years seems like a awful long time to be in a cast. Honey you are in my prayers and we will try to keep this bumped up so everyone can see it so maybe you can get some answers.
(((HUGS)))
   MsKittie
 
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