Talus fracture recovery stories

Talus fracture recovery stories

Ankle surgery patient testimonial 3 years post op.

It was a steamy spring day. As I drove to work, the scent of freshly cut grass and the mountain air hit me in the face. I was 18 years old, a senior at Pine Bush High School about to graduate, had just been admitted into one of my top college choices, and had just been invited to the Senior Ball by one of the football players. I was wearing a cute sundress and felt like I was on top of the world. In the blink of an eye, life can change dramatically.
Dr. Levine then referred me to Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch, the Chief of the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service.
The following months were spent trying to schedule time off work so that I could have surgery. My surgery date has now been set for April 15th of this year. I’m one day away from the one-year anniversary of my car crash. Emotions are at an all-time peak right now. I can’t believe how quickly time has passed since I finally decided to go ahead with my fusion. I’m anxious, nervous, and afraid, but I’m also excited to begin the next chapter of my life, which is only a week away. I have a hard time dealing with the unknown, but I’m learning to relax a little and accept that I can’t control anything. I need to relax a little. It helps to know that I’m in the best possible hands at the top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the world.

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What is a Talus Fracture, and how does it happen?
The position of the pain and swelling at the top of the foot, near the ankle, suggests a talus bone fracture.
The cause of injury (such as a ladder fall) also points to a more serious injury, such as a broken talus (or even a broken heel bone, see talk).
Doctors may prescribe x-rays in order to assess the injury, as well as inform them of the seriousness of the injury.
A CAT scan (which produces 3D x-ray images of the bones) is often used to get an even clearer look at things.
The best treatment can be decided by diagnosing the break and its severity.
What is the treatment for a Talus Fracture?

Broken left ankle–one year later

Figure skaters may appear graceful as they jump with apparent ease and land with flair, but they return to Earth with forces of up to eight times their body weight on ice that isn’t known for its forgiving nature.
On the first full day of a March 2019 school trip to France and Spain, Maggie, a junior at Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora, visited the Louvre Museum in Paris. She’d just finished viewing the Mona Lisa and was walking down the stairwell when she twisted her right ankle badly. Maggie, who was used to living with physical pain, persevered. The Eiffel Tower was the next stop. Faced with long elevator lines, she and her classmates descended from the second floor through the stairwell.
Maggie had torn ligaments, an avulsion fracture (where part of a joint capsule had torn off a piece of bone), and a talus fracture, as Hunt discovered.
None of it was good news, but the talus fracture was the biggest concern. With each step – or, depending on the leap, each landing – the talus acts as the ankle’s fulcrum, bearing the body’s weight. She wasn’t going to be able to compete in the Fort Collins Invitational the next weekend. The good news was that surgery would not be needed.

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A fractured ankle bone is known as a talus. The talus is the bone that links the leg to the foot at the back of the foot. It forms the ankle joint with the two leg bones (tibia and fibula), allowing for upward and downward motion of the ankle. Nonsurgical Care: Nonsurgical treatment is recommended for fractures with close-fitting bones and well-aligned joint surfaces. Patients who smoke, have diabetes, or have poor circulation may be treated without surgery because surgery carries a very high risk of complications.
Surgical Care: Surgical treatment is the only choice for the vast majority of patients. The aim of surgery is to restore the talus’ size and shape. This can be a challenge since putting together several bone fragments is close to putting together the pieces of a complicated puzzle.
Your surgeon will conduct open reduction and internal fixation if the bone is split into many large parts (ORIF). A cut is made on the outside of your foot, and a metal plate and/or screws are inserted to keep the bones together before they heal. The treatment allows for the most complete recovery of the foot’s inward and outward motion.