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Fx Calcaneous


I shattered my heel and had, what I believe was called, an external open fixation of my right calcaneous.
In other words, I had a screw put in through my heel.
The screw was taken out at 6 weeks.
It’s been a total of three months now and I am beginning to bear weight with an aircast boot.
I have two more weeks of this before I begin to attempt to walk without aid.
I would like to know how long it will be before I can expect any sence of normalcy in walking? How much pain is normal? How long does physical therapy last?
Should I ever expect to have full movement of my ankle and be able to bear normal weight on my heel?
Will it ever stop hurting? Does the swelling ever go away?


  1. Hello Nancy.Just been reading about your fracture, just thought i’d let you know the pain will go but it just takes time . I also broke my calcaneous bone in four places, it took about 6 months before i was walking again without crutches, its been about 13 months now and im fine most of the time, i joined a gym shortly after i could walk just to gain movement and build up my muscles again. I.m planning to run the London marathon in april 2005, who would have thought . Hope you have a speedy recovery.