Patient Comments: Dislocated Ankle - Treatment

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Comment from: BC, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 12

I dislocated my right ankle when a dog on a leash pulled me to my left and I put my right foot out onto a wet landscape timber and it somehow twisted. This happened in 1993. It is now 2021 and I am 72 years old. About once a year, an open place will appear on one or both sides of my leg just above the ankle, likely caused by bad circulation. Best way for me to get a good scab on such open places is to use a wet paper towel to put table salt on the cleaned open place, and get antibiotic.

Comment from: Cj, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I dislocated my ankle and broke my fibula 12 weeks ago. I had 8 screws and 2 plates put in during surgery the same day, and 6 weeks post-operation 2 screws were taken out and replaced with tight rope anchors. I'm now driving again, and the past 2 days I've not worn my moon boot. Today my ankle is extremely swollen, but I have also been far more active today than in a long time (picking up timber for my fireplace, walking on uneven ground to do so).

Comment from: Rolly, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 21

I fell and dislocated my ankle as well as broke three bones. It was relocated and operated upon last Saturday and have not put any weight on it, just moved my knee and toes. Some people are saying it will take 10 weeks for recovery.

Comment from: Terry, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 21

I broke my ankle and dislocated it, had plates and screws, and then in twelve months a tight rope. It has been a very painful experience. I am two years post operation and still quite sore, and it swells off and on. Pain has been the biggest issue. Good luck.

Comment from: Shirmx V W, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 20

My brother fell down while running and he hurt his foot. His foot swelled for some time. He was at a relative's home hence he got no treatment. He stayed with the swollen foot for days but later the foot reverted to its normal position. He is now fine but his ankle seems to have disappeared from the skin surface. He feels pain when he is running.

Comment from: Jody, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

One year post dislocated ankle I have been unable to resume running or any prolonged heavy weight bearing activities. I still have significant swelling and pain on prolonged activity. I'm a nurse and it is frustrating knowing this is as good as it gets.

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