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Comment : FX Fib
Posted by Heather Bell on Tue 5:35pm 11 September 2007


Hope that the healing process is going well. I FX my fibula at the ankle on July 21 - however, it was displaced so I went through the surgery on July 31. I was in two different casts for the first month then I "graduated" to the boot.

What I have found works best for sleeping and relaxing around the house is on of those contour neck pillows (like the memory foam ones)I just rest my BL in the valley of the pillow. It has made sleeping a lot easier - you can get one at Target for approx $25 (it was well worth it). Just elevated with normal pillows below. I have returned to full time work (I started a new job three weeks after surgery) and probably keep my leg in the boot but elevated for a 9 hour work day and keep the boot off for about 2+ hours at home to ice my ankle and do my PT exercises.

Hope this helps - it's always interesting to hear what other people with similar injuries are doing and how their healing timelines are.

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