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Comment : Welcome to the broken leg gang
Posted by Tony on Fri 10:38pm 6 January 2006


Well.... I to had a tibia and fibula break as well as a few other breaks!Broken all the way through in 3 places on the tib and one in the fib. I could see the bone stickin out at the time. Check out my diary when you get a chance. Well 8 weeks out I am starting to see the shape of my ankle again. Swelling is down but still there! Due to physical therapy, i can bend my knee to 90 degrees but real slowly. Anything past that is painful. I am touch down weight bearing only. Sounds like you are too. I was told to imagine a contact lens under my foot and to try and not break it. Put too much pressure on it and youll rebreak whatever was starting to fuse.
Leg elevation, at this point i hardly put it under pillows. I think you just have to go by what feels comfortable cuz thats what i did and im fine. Vicodin helped me sleep comfortably at night. Keep me posted on progress and hang tight....

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