WCA Ankle Update – Doctors got it wrong
Just back from seeing the second ankle specialist to discuss the future and how best to treat the ankle.
A quick history.
September 2012 – WCA snaps his foot off (pics on other threads). Consultant says he is expecting amputation before the operation.
September 2012 – Consultant puts it into the correct place and holds it there with 4 big screws. So his pre-operation assessment was wrong (in a good way)
October 2012 – Consultant pleased to see that the foot seems to still be there but explains there is still a 70% chance of amputation
December 2012 – Consultant is pleasantly surprised with the ankle and says it is almost certain to stay on and they will just fuse it. So his last assessment was wrong but in a good way.
January 2013 – First appointment is a waste of time as the consultants had all been off on holiday for Christmas but was promised appointments at the end of the month with the specialists who would tell me how they are going to fuse the ankle.
Today – Saw the second specialist (saw the first on Tuesday but they both said the same thing) and he reckons the ankle just needs a bit of physio and doesn’t want to fuse it. So the consultant who operatied on it and said it needed fusing was wrong but in a good way.
I keep my foot, they are not fusing the ankle, I just need physio
Woot and indeed Woot!Posted 5 years agospawnofyorkshireSubscriber
Made up for you WCA! 😀
I’ve genuinely been in your position myself when i dislocated my ankle. I’ve only got one pin not four like you though!
The physio can be frustrating but ten years down the line I play hockey 2/3 times a week, MTB as much as i can and have run a half marathon.Posted 5 years ago
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