Dracil’s BlogJournal

August 5, 2008

Ankle Injury Day 17

Filed under: personal — Tags: , , , , , — dracil @ 12:32 pm

So today was my first post-op checkup.  Seven screws and a large plate.  Two of the screws go through my two bones to keep them together.

Next week I get my sutures removed, and I assume a new X-ray since I’m supposed to meet in the X-ray area.

I also begin PT next week though the doc did say I should try to flex my ankle now.

The cast is gone and now it’s just some soft wrapping.  Apparently that’s all I need.  Maybe that’s the benefit of the surgery, but I’ll still be on crutches for 3 months for the ligaments to heal.  I can also take quick showers now.  Just need to remove the wrapping first.

Since some people have been asking what the casts look like, here are some pics.

Edit: Just checked my health insurance website.  Wow that surgery is expensive.  I think I’m going to max out the out-of-pocket costs.

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