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    Default 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.
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    Default Re: Broken foot sucks

    Poor Kara, I wish your foot would heal and stop giving you so much pain
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    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
    Kara
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    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
    37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.

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    Default Re: Broken foot sucks

    I didn't no that toni
    But 1,800,000 to 2,400,000 don't heal
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    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
    37 years old, diagnosed with infantile idiopathic scoliosis at 6 months old with curves of 62(T) and 40(L) degrees. Casting and Milwaukee braces until surgery at 10 - ant release/pos fusion T1-T12, halo traction. Post op cast and then TLSO. Further surgery at 18 (ant release/pos fusion extended to L3 to include lumbar curve, costoplasty) and 25 (another costoplasty). Fusion extended to L4 at 33 (XLIF with 4 pedicle screws and two short rods). Pre-op curves: 76(T) and 70(L). Post-op curves: 45(T) and 35(L). Diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome aged 34; scoliosis almost certainly due to this rather than being idiopathic.

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