Re: pain in the ankle. . the next step?

Thanks for your help! At my ortho appointment on Wed, we did more x-rays and they still showed that the medial malleolus looks like it isn’t in the right place. My Dr. took the x-rays to a DPM in the building to see what he thought, and they came to the conclusion that I probably have a non union of the medial mal, and also mentioned that the fibula healed slightly out of alignment and made it around a centimeter shorter than it was originally. Still wanted the CT to get a better look, so we went ahead with that today. From looking at the scans myself (of course I am the farthest thing away from an expert on reading these things:) it most definitely shows a non union of the MM that was not really visible on the x-rays. My ortho said that he wasn’t worried about the fibula, and thought it looked fine and he probably wouldn’t do anything with it, but that I would have to most likely have to get the MM put back in place with surgery. I go back for him to read the CT on Mon. So the question(s). . . Should I be worried about the Fibula being shorter and does that normally cause problems? and can walking with this kind of break cause other fractures to happen in the ankle joint, because it's been hurting outside of my ankle for the past couple of weeks and seems to be getting more painful)and. . . I do still have that DPM tomorrow (fri.), do you think it's a good idea to still go?

Thank you so much for your time and help!! I really appreciate what you do!!


Posted By Stephanie on January 05, 2006 at 17:23:05:

In Reply to: Re: pain in the ankle:( posted by Vivian Abrams DPM on December 31, 2005 at 21:17:18:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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