Ankle Cannot Be Moved After Fracture Surgery?
.. i want to ask .. 3 months ago i just did a bone surgery on the left foot, my foot was casted and never moved for 3 months … and after the cast was opened, as a result my ankle became stiff and can not move up, and stuck in a straight position, if the movement of my ankle hurts … is this still normal? Please his friend … greetings respectfully ..
Thank you for the question.
Casts are most commonly indicated after fracture surgery. The purpose of installation is to avoid collisions on broken bones, accelerate bone healing, and reduce muscle movement and contraction so that healing is expected to be optimal. The length of the cast varies depending on the condition of the body and the severity of the disease, but on average 2-3 months.
This cast will cause bones and muscles to not move for a long time, causing stiffness and pain when moved. This is normal and often occurs after casts. We recommend that you immediately consult a surgeon or orthopedic or doctor who performed the operation. The doctor will conduct question and answer, physical examination, and supporting examination. The doctor may suggest consulting a medical rehabilitation doctor for physiotherapy. Physiotherapy is done aims to train and restore bone and muscle function.
Things you can do at home, among others, follow the doctor's advice and routine therapy, if the legs are swollen and sore compresses with ice water and prop the feet when sleeping with a pillow, eat nutritious food, adequate fluid needs, and adequate rest, and avoid cigarettes and alcohol.
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