LoriM 11:23am Aug 11 2017
Hello, this is my 1st time posting on this forum. I'm just at my wit's end trying to figure out what to do.
July 2008 I was a pedestrian hit by a car. My right tibia and fibula were fractured. The OS put a IM rod
through the Tibia and I was non weight bearing for 6 months. Then went into physical therapy and was walking
without assistance within a year. The OS took multiple x-rays during that time and declared me healed.
Unfortunately, he did nothing with the fibula. I can feel the bones rubbing against each other. The area where
the fracture is located is always swollen and painful. Repeated requests to the OS to do something about it
were met with negative response. He says it's typical to not fix the fibula because it's not important.
So here I am 9 years later, still in pain, still swollen and unable to hike because my lower leg swells and becomes
so painful when I use it. After all of this time, is there anything that can be done? Could the two ends be made
shorter so that they don't rub against each other? I look forward to any advise.