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lisfranc fracture healing

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by lauragd@comcast.net, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. lauragd@comcast.net

    lauragd@comcast.net New Member

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    On Jan 10th I had a lisfranc fracture, they did surgery the same day set 3 metarsals with pins. In a cast for 6 weeks removerd the pins when cast came off. Dr put me in a walking boot and have been walking with out crutches and going to pt 2 x a week. Scheduled to see the dr this week. i'm in retail and on my feet all day. I still don't have much movement in the upper foot and feel as if I have a brick across my foot just under my toes. Should I expect to have more pt to get back to normal.
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    Properly applied physical therapy of some sort is a general requirement for rehabilitation after most orthopedic surgery. I have no way to evaluate whether your case-dependent concerns are the result of a lack of sufficient PT or a complication of or some inherent failing in your treatment.
  3. lauragd@comcast.net

    lauragd@comcast.net New Member

    Hello Dr,

    Iguess Should clarify, I can move my toes so there is movement there. Pt has consisted of just massaging the foot and trying to loosen up the foot. Pt says that a lot of non movement is because it its in the boot? Just wondering if this is normal. foot is still swollen. I know this is not a diagonsis just wondering what in general is expected. Have never had a broken bone or any surgery ever.
  4. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    Unfortunately, unlike relatively consistent and often predictible post-operative courses for common problems such as bunions, hammertoes, neuromata, etc., each trauma is generally unique as to its severity, collateral damage and specific treatment requirements. That means that it is difficult or impossible for someone not intimately familiar with the precise specifics both of the case as it presented and the treatment rendered to offer meaningful expectations as to prognosis and timing for recovery. Your own doctor is in a far knowledgeable position and should be a better source for answers to such questions. Rather than shoot from the hip, although I know that there are many who do not appreciate my position regarding this, I make every effort to offer only responses on which one can likely hang his/her hat.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2010
  5. lauragd@comcast.net

    lauragd@comcast.net New Member

    Thanks Doc,

    I go to my doc this week. I'll make sure the answers all my questions. Thanks for helping people feel less intimidated about talk to their dr's:)
  6. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

    I think that folks would be far better served if they would stop treating doctors like gods who cannot be "bothered" by questions from those mere mortals who are paying them for their services. Unless a particular doctor is so uniquely and singularly able to heal, there is really nothing to be intimidated about, and unless a patient has confidence in the doctor only if he/she places this paid professional on a pedestal, such genuflection serves no purpose other than to bolster the doctor's ego and make him/her believe entitled to such treatment. In what other business arrangement does the payer not assume the upper hand?

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