Friday, March 25, 2011
Super Ankle Surgery & Scar Revision February 2010...
In February 2010, Trinity had super ankle surgery as well as scar revision on her hip and knee. In the picture above you can see the length difference very well. You can also see how her foot kicks out to the side. Because of the scar revision she was put back into a Spica cast (oh the joy). I was very excited about the scar revision.
The red patch midways down her leg and over the bend between her foot and ankle are caused by the straps on the prosthetic.
You can see in the picture above that her ankle no longer kicks out to the side. Before the surgery she was unable to stand flat on her foot. Her toes always pointed down (ballerina position). If you were able to see the size of her scar in a previous post you can see that the scar revision helped a lot. She still developed Keloids, but they're not nearly as bad as they were. A plastic surgeon is in the plans for the future but only after we are done with everything else.
Although everything went well with the surgery, we had a similar problem with her ankle healing like her knee. Only this time I got to see it when we went for the cast removal. It was extremely frightening. The skin along the edges of the incision had died instead of healing and turned black. It left a hole about the size of a nickle where the skin had died. Dr. Standard cleaned it up and closed it back up. We were sent back home with the Spica cast for another six weeks.
This is what her incision on her ankle looks like now. It's very heartbreaking, but I know that it won't be like this forever. Dr. Standard has assured us that a plastic surgeon can make it look like a normal scar
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