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Can anyone tell me about how long the following injuries to the ankle take to heal after surgery?

Posted by Crisjan24

I know you are probably not doctors and I will not hold you responsible for any information. So don't worry, many probably have experienced this injuries before and I would rather hear from you than the Army "doctors". My husband went to get an exam and he says it's and MRI of his left Ankle and the Army wants him to get the surgery ASAP to deploy to Afghanistan, even though he was supposed to get out in October.... I am worried for him since they are trying to do everything possible to deploy in the next couple of months and he might not be completely healed after surgery.Here are his results:


 There is some fluid surrounding the extensor digitorum longus tendon anteriorly consisten with tensynovitis. The Achilles tendon is intact.

 The medial and lateral tendons are intact.

There is a partial tear of the deep portion of the deltoid ligament. The superficial portion is intact.

The anterior and posterior tibiofibular ligaments are intact.

There is thickening of the anterior talofibular ligament with irregularity suggesting chronic tears with scarring. The posterior talofibular ligament and calcaneofibular ligaments are intact.

 The sinus tarsi appears intact.


1. Partial tear of the deep portion of the deltoid ligament.

2. Chronic tears with scarring of the anterior talofibular ligament.

3. Mild tenosynovitis of the extensor digitorum longus tendon.


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