Talus Fracture


I was involved in a car accident on July 15th and broke my talus. There were a number of fractures (nondisplaced)on the medial side which seem to be healing up fine. My problem is that there is a displaced fragment on the lateral process of the talus. I believe it is 3x5 mm. Surgery was not performed and this does not appear to be healing properly. The surgeon has me in a walking boot and crutches still after eight weeks, and I have begun weightbearing and will start physical therapy next week.
Fortunately I have full range of motion and no pain, however my ankle continues to swell if I do not keep it elevated.
Doctor has mentioned potential side effects if this does not heal properly.
What are my options? Wait to see what happens in three weeks when I see the ortho again? Get a second opinion surgery?

Posted By Jim on September 20, 2003 at 18:54:04:

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