Lauren Mikles 9:13pm Feb 25 2018
So, I broke my tib/fib in half in Bethlehem on a mission trip 7 months ago while playing soccer. Was a closed spiral mid shaft fracture & had surgery in Jerusalem for IM nail. My doctor removed two screws December 19th. Took away some of the odd sensation.
My question is, will the knee and ankle ever feel completely normal? I have my doubts. The right side of my knee lost a lot of feeling, and itís coming back a little bit, but tingles like itís asleep when something brushes against it. Other than that the knee honestly feels like a foreign body since they had to cut through some nerves during the first surgery. Itís a tight feeling. The ankle feels tight and odd too. Almost like an overexertion. The leg feels great. Itís felt fine for months now, which is crazy bc thatís where the break site is. Whole leg is just super skinny. Went to physical therapy way after what was suggested. The first and second surgeries were amazingly successful. Everything is healed, but it isnít doesnít feel normal. I understand that can take years.
Is there anyone on here who has had this surgery and is past 7 months? What are your experiences? Anyone ever had their leg area go completely back to normal? God bless.
07/12/17: Spiral tib/fib fracture playing soccer in Palestine on mission trip
07/13/17: Surgery for IM nail @ Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem (Israel)
July 18, 2017: Home (Georgia)
December 19, 2017: Screw removal surgery