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Ankle Swelling
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:41:32 AM »

I'm currently in month 8 of my recovery, my ankles just will not stop swelling. I'm trying to wrap them in tensor bands when I walk, and ice them down with elevation when I sleep. I would figure by now they would just stop swelling up.

Does it ever stop? I still have pins in my ankles, and am walking sometimes upwards of 1km or more. Sometimes less. Just hate coming home after a day out with ankles like balloons. Do I just wait until the frames are off?
Full External Ilizarov Surgery in Azerbaijan:

6 months in, 90% consolidation. 5.5cm. Frame removal in May


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Re: Ankle Swelling
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 10:46:57 AM »

Hi jcayabo

I didn't do external but internal tibias so I don't fully understand your situation.  However, I also had quite long lasting ankle swelling in my left side even until almost about 2 months after stopping lengthening.  I was so much worried about it like I was thinking something must be wrong in my legs.  But then it went away after all.  Since you have still pins in your legs, I guess your swelling may last longer than mine.  Just hang in there, buddy!! You are almost there!!
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