"Broken ankle recovery"
About: North Tyneside General Hospital North Tyneside General Hospital North Shields NE29 8NH
Posted by Anonymous
I recently broke my ankle very badly. I would like to reassure anyone else who finds themselves in this situation. Initially the speedy assessment and treatment at North Tyneside Accident & Emergency ensured that an operation was carried out the next day. The Consultant explained in clear detail the surgery. Subsequently I have been closely monitored by the Fracture Clinic where the staff have been very supportive and helpful. My plaster caste was removed after 2 weeks and I was supplied with a boot and immediately seen by a physiotherapist and started on exercises. Following a visit to the Consultant six weeks later I was supplied with an airwalk boot. Having regular visits to Physiotherapy to monitor my progress has been very significant where I received a great deal of morale boosting encouragement and helpful advice. I have been discharged by the Consultant who was very pleased with my progess. Due to the treatment I have received I am quite mobile, my ankle is very flexible and I am enjoying wearing shoes again! Physiotherapy is continuing for some weeks to ensure I regain my strength. I would like to thank the afore mentioned staff for their efforts to ensure such a successful outcome and for their assistance in my recovery.