Steven Jones 2:34pm Oct 4 2017
I had my appointment at the fracture clinic this afternoon. Iíll be brief as I am sore and tired as hell.
I had an X-ray and the bones are wel aligned. I saw the actual consultant today - the person I saw last week was his specialist registrar who we assumed was the the consultant.
Anyhow the-consultant was happy with the X-ray, and sent me off to the Plaster Room to have my back slab cast taken off which it was. He inspected my leg and the swelling had gone down a lot so they could put me in a complete full leg cast. I had to wait a while as there was a backlog from the morning clinic, but eventually I was shown into the plaster room.
After numerous sucks on the gas and air they set my leg.
Being a full leg cast my new cast goes from the base of my toes, over my knee and then up my leg to my groin.
Itís made from plaster of Paris so itís rather uncomfortable right now.
The fractures of my fibula is closer to my ankle than my knee and he showed me on the X-ray that the tibia fracture is marginally closer to my knee than ankle - he had a phrase for this but I canít remember what it.
This means that - assuming I heal without an operation - I have the joys of a full leg cast for a little longer than I first thought, approximately 3 months followed by a cast that allows some knee movement but not totally movement for 4-6 weeks.