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KaraNicole1992 23rd July 2014 11:39 PM

Broken foot sucks
 
Right now my foot hurts pretty bad right now and the fracture is pretty bad. The type is a jones fracture. they are is a area of poor blood supply and there is a high procent that is won't heal it like 15 to 20 which is a lot if you think about it. I'm in different walking boot until I go back on August 7. I find out if I need foot surgery that day as well.

GillyG 24th July 2014 09:09 AM

Re: Broken foot sucks
 
Poor Kara, I wish your foot would heal and stop giving you so much pain :(

KaraNicole1992 31st July 2014 06:11 PM

Re: Broken foot sucks
 
Thanks gilly
Only one week until I find if I need a screw put in. that 1,800,000 to 2,400,000 don't really heal because the type of break in my foot is a special type of fracture it called a jones fracture. The history of it interesting it was named after a orthopedic surgeon named sir Robert jones

tonibunny 31st July 2014 07:42 PM

Re: Broken foot sucks
 
Sir Robert Jones was a well-known surgeon who founded a famous orthopaedic hospital here in the UK, Kara :) I was training as an orthopaedic technician there for a while. It was one of the world-class ortho hospitals many years ago, and it was the place where the first ever anterior scoliosis surgery in the world was done by a surgeon called Robert Roaf.

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital doesn't have the same great reputation that it once had in the scoliosis world because it is located in a very rural location rather than in a major city, but historically it was very important.

So, at least your fracture is named after someone very cool :D

KaraNicole1992 31st July 2014 10:10 PM

Re: Broken foot sucks
 
I didn't no that toni
But 1,800,000 to 2,400,000 don't heal

tonibunny 31st July 2014 10:22 PM

Re: Broken foot sucks
 
But, at least 8 out of 10 cases DO heal, Kara :) try not to fret. And it will only be a small surgery if you do need it done, especially after going through spinal fusion like a superhero :D

KaraNicole1992 1st August 2014 02:05 AM

Re: Broken foot sucks
 
But 15 to 20 procent is still a lot
Which is 1,800,000 people to 2,400,000 people which is quiet a lot if you think about it

tonibunny 1st August 2014 10:39 AM

Re: Broken foot sucks
 
Many more millions have scoliosis Kara. The number of people affected by this don't make any difference to you at all, not one bit; the percentages do, and the percentages are well in your favour. There's only a 2 in 10 chance at most that your foot won't heal - try to look on the bright side :) and even then, you'd only need a tiny surgery compared with your back op.

KaraNicole1992 2nd August 2014 09:36 PM

Re: Broken foot sucks
 
Here in America 6 million people have scoliosis

tonibunny 2nd August 2014 10:06 PM

Re: Broken foot sucks
 
There is still only a 2 in 10 chance your foot won't heal Kara, please do try not to fret :squeeze:

KaraNicole1992 3rd August 2014 11:01 PM

Re: Broken foot sucks
 
That the problem Toni but if I can show you what my foot looks like.


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