Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Brad's Surgery

Back in December Brad was playing racquetball. He went for a shot and rolled his ankle. He came home hobbling and could hardly walk. We iced it and wrapped it. After a couple of weeks it still wasn't getting any better so he went to the Dr. The Dr said he had torn his achilles and put him in a walking boot. The day before he was suppose to get the boot off, he was walking across the floor without his boot, stepped on Katie's hair clip, caught himself and tore the rest of the achilles. He said he could hear the fibers tearing. So we called the Dr, they scheduled an MRI and sure enough, there were only a few fibers still attached.

On March 8th, Brad was scheduled for surgery to repair his achilles. These are just a few pictures from that day.

Prior to surgery

In Recovery

The sling for the next few weeks.

The damage.
He received a black cast after they took off the sling.
He will be getting the cast off tomorrow and there will be more pictures to come. Even though he is getting his cast off, he will still be in a boot and still no weight bearing for about 4 more weeks.


Jamie Blake said...

That's a pretty gnarly scar. I like it! Wishing him a quick recovery!

Walt and Julie Johnson said...

Yikes! Here's to a full and speedy recovery!

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