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My leg... just after surgery and today

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Trevorus, Feb 28, 2008.


  1. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    StapleLeg-1.

    This is just after, on February 4th. It's now 24 days later. I'm able to walk with a boot, but it tends to concentrate swelling right at the front of my ankle. That, and walking on it (which I am supposed to do, YAY!!!) tends to leave it swollen at the end of the day. But it's feeling better every day.

    Here's how it looks today:

    LegScar24days.
     
  2. Yum, what exactly did you do that required the surgery?

    lowsound
     
  3. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    Holy **** dude. Good luck with recovering man.
     
  4. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I broke my leg and twisted my ankle. The ankle was not being held together all that well and the fibula fracture was separated enough to require fixation. There is 8 screws (7 short, and 1 long) and a plate in there. The long one goes between my fibula and my tibia. My ankle is feeling great, though still a little tight.
     
  5. You are screwed. :D
    Edit: Hoping for a speedy recovery, bro. :D
     
  6. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois


    That's exactly like mine. You should heal up pretty quickly and be back to doing the same crap as before in just a few months. 'cept for some aches and pains that will haunt you when the weather is bad.
     
  7. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    Mine looks like a hockey stick.
     
  8. Pet Politics

    Pet Politics My real name is Michael, but how exciting is that?

    Nov 14, 2007
    Burbank, CA
    Cool scar.
     
  9. Valerus

    Valerus

    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    We discussed this a little while back...

    Hope it keeps healing well!
     
  10. Spector_Ray

    Spector_Ray

    Aug 8, 2004
    Texas
    +1
    Chicks dig scars.

    Good luck on you recovery!
     
  11. Hey.. looks like your surgeon has down a real 'bang up' job on the damage. You'll be doing your normal routine in no time. Very tidy-looking work there. I'm sure however that the hidden stuff is even kooler than the scar
     
  12. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I really wanted to see it. After only 2 weeks I was able to put weight on it. I'm just glad I didn't mess up my ligaments that bad, apparently I just stretched them a bit. I really am very satisfied with the results.
     
  13. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

  14. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    ugh.

    [gets lightheaded looking at pictures and scrolls down]

    Speedy Recovery.

    M
     

  15. I thought that was only for gunshot wounds?
     
  16. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Oh wow, thats ugly!
     
  17. Is there video? Was the incident gruesome? Will we be seeing it on "scarred" hosted by the Papa Roach guy? :)

    Glad yer on the mend bud.
     
  18. peterbright

    peterbright

    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Hope it heals well and you lose no function.
     
  19. Let's come up with a nickname for the scar...something like "Frankle" (Frankenstein ankle)
     
  20. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    looks like mine (though I never had the swelling issue)... 12 screws in mine :)

    I'm glad you are healing up!
     

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