zd80 (50.32.215.---) 8:07am May 13 2019
This may be a dumb question but they did not specify at the ER (seems like they just want to treat you and get you out the door ASAP) if my fractures are all down in my ankle and lower leg, why the full leg cast? This giant splint makes some sense to me due to how new my fractures are and how I was, shortly after my injury occurred, having a difficult time flexing my knee without pain in the area of my breaks. I just assumed it was a precautionary thing till my next appointment? I was going to ask about that at the ER when they were applying it but the nurses claimed that the ortho specialist would explain everything later...although they never did. Considering I've never in my life even seen a "full leg cast " on a person I just assumed it would be a normal cast that ended at my knee. I figured the hard fiberglass would make it more stable. But like you've probably gathered from my posts, I really have NO clue what to expect from this whole broken leg thing. I guess after 38 years of never having broken anything major, I managed to really do a number on myself this time.
5/7/19- suffered fractured ankle, grade 2 high ankle sprain, and fractured tibia. Full leg backslab splint.
5/17/19- 1st ortho appt. No surgery, fiberglass LLC NWB
6/1/19- 2nd LLC NWB
6/29/19- LLWC applied minimal WB