Ankle Scope And Debridement

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John Deere
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   Posted 9/15/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there everyone, I'm new to this site and im hoping it will help me out! I am scheduled to have an ankle scope and debridement surgery in 2 weeks time, my doctor is 5 hours away so asking her these questions has been difficult! Im hoping someone on here might be able to help me. I am just wondering if i will have to wear a cast or boot after this surgery and and what recovery time is like, also will i have to take pain medication? Im just a little concerned about these questions as i am a stay at home mom to a very active 6 month old and my husband was only able to take 1 week off of work after my surgery, should i line up extra help for caring for my son?

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   Posted 9/15/2010 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
HI there JD and welcome to the forums. I'm sorry it's pain that brought you here, but you've found a great place for information, support and encouragement.

I'm not completely familiar with your surgery, but I'm surprised your doctor's office hasn't scheduled any type of information session for you. I wonder if it would hurt for you to call your doctor's office and ask the receptionist if that information is available somewhere. You could also ask her what the procedure is, if you want to ask your doctor questions, but you don't want to drive 5 hours to do so.

Good luck to you...I hope your surgery goes well and that you're back on your feet...I mean foot, quickly.

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   Posted 9/15/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
A call to the drs nurse should be helpful too on getting answers to your questions. You would get to speak with the nurse a lot quicker than the dr.. I hope you have a successful surgery and please let us know how you do. Take care and good luck. Susie

John Deere
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   Posted 9/17/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
hi guys! thanks for the quick responses! i have tried contacting the doctor several times, without any success, so finally i just asked her nurse and she just told me that every procedure is different and the doctor will go over the details with me the morning of the surgery, this doesnt help me at all unfortunately! ive been googling to see if i could perhaps find some answers but i havent found the answer im looking for!
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