Total Ankle Replacement— My initial injury to my right ankle was a Talus fracture and a laceration that required nearly three hundred stitches suffered in a bicycle versus vehicle accident. In the years since, I have endured multiple surgeries and several different types of treatments, including Custom Insoles for my shoes, Physical Therapy, and Corticosteroids Injections, etc. Arthritis and Joint Degeneration continued to worsen to the point I could barely walk and I was NEVER without SEVERE pain!
My Left Foot— I have purposefully waited a year post surgery to share my experience with total ankle replacement performed by Dr. Selene Parekh on September 7, 2010. Here’s my brief story:
May 14, 2009 I went outside to water some flowers in my garden. I had just been released in April for reconstructive toe surgery so I was trying to be very protective of my left foot . I carefully placed it in a trenched out area to secure it while I leaned forward on my right foot to reach for my flowers. I lost my balance and fell over my left foot remaining in the trenched area. All I could hear was pop-pop-pop-pop. I tried to stand and realized my foot was not attached– I had broken my ankle completely (4 breaks) and the only thing holding it together was my skin. I crawled to my porch in tears and thus began 1 year of constant pain.