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Offline jwpartee

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Re: Any Peroneal Nerve recovery stories?
« Reply #1155 on: July 11, 2017, 02:00:03 AM »
You have been through a lot.  I am just on this journey and already exhausted.  I will post my story and continue to post it other places.  I know I need some encouragement for this evidently long battle.  Any words you can give me I would appreciate.

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Re: Any Peroneal Nerve recovery stories?
« Reply #1156 on: July 11, 2017, 06:27:26 AM »
When you read more into peroneal nerve injury it looks pretty grim there is lots of info online a lot not very positive , overall best thing for me was really staying positive believing that nerve would reconnect , i always felt better during and after exercise and would encourage anyone to do as much as they could , my orthotist thought my early use of an ems machine really helped.
July 17 16 months since injury , now fully fit for work only issue i have is i cant lift my big toe i can lift all other toes and forsiflex foot , only notice any difference when barefoot as any footwear provides enough support im not wearing any supports or afo !

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Re: Any Peroneal Nerve recovery stories?
« Reply #1157 on: July 26, 2017, 09:04:28 PM »
Hello. Well long story short. On June 24 of this year I had a tibulofibular dislocation, so basically my lower leg popped out.  I tore my acl, and had an lcl and hamstring bicep femoris avulsed from my fibula head.  And thay of course gave me foot drop to the letter.  Well July 6th my ortho fixed my knee injuries and looked at my peroneal nerve and found some of it still attached but it was fanned out and had a big hematoma. My Dr is the university of Oklahoma football's team knee and should doc along with the US snowboarding team so he does great work and worked on heisman winner before they won the heisman.  Anyways. When It came to my nerve he was at a loss.  He did some looking and asking around and found a hand surgeon who would wanted to see me.  Well we went to her yesterday and she suggested a nerve graft of 1 possibly 2 of my seroeal nerves from my calves and graft the peroneal nerve depending on the length ECT.  She also recommended a tendon transfer as the nerve will take about 2 years to recover.  The issue I have is in a firefighter and this was day off. So to wait 2 years might not he an option.  And from the publications I have read the type of stretch Injury i have had a poor prognosis alone.  I also now have been reading about tendon transfer and from the recent studies and publications it shows the ability of people to return to even sports with excellent results in college age kids.  Even older people have had great results with 12 out of 12 would do it again and all of them can do daily activities with no brace.  The movement of the foot is enough to drive with some people being on tip toes and jumping.  I'm not looking at getting g back to sports as I'm 34 and have 2 younger kids so just playing with them and getting back to being a firefighter.  My job title is a driver so I drive unless me officer is off then I am in charge if the engine.  From the results I see I don't see any issues with me getting back to work but I haven't spoke to anyone with the tendon transfer nor know any pt as of now who habe seen it so not sure what to expect or if it's plausible.    Any help or suggestions. Btw I'm relatively healthy slightly overweight but I have tons of power in my legs and calves. Blood work I am good with no of 116/75 usually. Don't smoke and drink like 3 times a year.  I have no other medical conditions.   So anyone have this done and have any idea what to expect?  She said that recovery is 3 months for tendon transfer so that would mean all my surfeis and recovery are done about the same time. Within 6 months  thanks.

 

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