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Broken ankle and getting back into skiing

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@Scarlet,

Suspect the medical centre thought they could just squeeze the bone parts together under the gips and it would slot into place.

This time I was sure to see the x-rays and it was clearly out of line.


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@DB, ooh yes, I see your problem. Have you got to sit around till Monday, or is someone working tomorrow? Good luck with the op, and if you’re allowed any visitors, make sure they bring food Cool
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I‘ve been waiting approx 6 hrs to be operated on. Some poor soul needed an emergency operation before me so took the slot I thought I was going to have. Suspect I will be awoken in the middle of the night to go under the knife. One visitor is allowed per week. I haven‘t eaten for 26 hours, could murder a bacon butty.
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@DB, jeez, that’s rough. They must be expecting to see you pretty soon though, or they’d have brought you some food. But do grab the nurses for updates when they some around, sometimes you need to be persistent.
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Nurse said they would operate through the night. A few minutes later they said nothing would happen tonight so brought me some „food“.
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@DB, sorry to hear your set back. My sympathy.
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@DB, yes, very sorry to hear that. My son was operated on in Innsbruck for his smashed ankle. The surgery was evidently very well done but he did say that the food was absolutely shocking. And he's not fussy. Hope they sort you out soon.
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@abc & @pam w thx.

It‘s all a bit confusing with the insurance. Next time I will get my Alpenverein insurance to get me to a proper hospital then all costs are covered.
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All done.

One ligament needed to be sewn together too.



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Gosh, that was quick. Well, from your last message last night it was quick. Best of luck for a swift recovery.
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DB wrote:
I‘m 53 but healthy and fit (for my age).
How long does it take to get the ankle going again after the cast is off? Just thinking how realistic the ski touring trip at the end of April will be. Probably best I cancel and get on the bike at that time of year.


That's about what I thought. Take it easy with the recovery, no beasting it as many of the more elderly snowheads seem to do.
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The injury looked similar to this.

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DB, wishing you a swift and full recovery - dont subscribe to the 'no pain, no gain' mantra. Madeye-Smiley
That metalwork looks nice, be sure to request it when its out Toofy Grin
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DB wrote:
The injury looked similar to this.

Yours too? Shocked
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abc wrote:
DB wrote:
The injury looked similar to this.

Yours too? Shocked


Yes similar, enough speed, a 2m drop onto a flat landing with rocks. Surprised I didn’t break the tibia too. Haven’t looked at the skis yet but suspect it won‘t buff out.
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@DB, yours don't look as bad.Smile

Anyway, glad to hear the surgery went well. Should be just the right time to get on the bike when it mends. Hill walking should be another activity that's good for it.
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abc wrote:
@DB, yours don't look as bad.Smile


The first x-ray I posted with a 2mm gap is from after they pushed the bone back together and put the first cast on it. On the paperwork it says the gap was originally 1cm post accident on the first X-ray, which was enough to tear the ligament apart. Yes will start looking at those fancy cycle trainers so I can start training my legs once the cast is off (in circa 4 weeks).
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@DB, whaaaat?! 1cm dislocation and they didn’t send you straight to the operating theatre? I don’t think that would happen in Innsbruck. I only got away without surgery because mine was perfectly aligned and not moving at all. Do you have to stay at the hospital, or are they letting you out so you can get fed properly? Laughing
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@Scarlet,
Yep the doctor at Tulln hospital (where I am at the moment) said something like „1cm!!!!!? hat er ein Vogel im Kopf?“. I’m going to try and get a copy of the original x-rays to see if the second X-ray is inline. A good friend is bringing me additional food supplies tomorrow.
Hopefully I can go home on Monday.
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