. . me again (pain in the ankle) hopefully not literally from your point of view by now:) Went to the orhto yesterday and have scheduled the surgery for this Friday.
He’s gonna “clean” up the area, and put pins and a use a bone graft to fix the medial malleolus.
Oh, and I get to be in a cast again, only because I begged for one. . . kidding. . . it kind of went the other way and he wouldn’t budge on not getting the cast.
When it comes to bone grafts. . . I’ve been doing research about it and find that there are many types of grafts you guys can use.
My Dr. said he would be using cadaver bone.
I see that cadaver bone can be rejected or transfer disease.
Is that really something to worry about?
Do you use cadaver bone or do you prefer other grafting materials?
I also noticed that electrical stimulators may be used after the surgery to speed healing.
Does that really work well, and should I ask to use that?
I’m trying to find anything to help speed recovery.
I leave for work in Alaska in 7 weeks, and as you well now that’s about how long it will take to get this thing healed.
I wont be headed back for TX until next Oct.
So I really can’t afford to prolong any of this for much longer.
Thanks again Dr. Abrams! -Steph