Ankle News

L’s ankle is now safely immobilized in a big clunky removable brace as she clomps around the house. Its purpose is to allow the body to do its modest yet amazing self-healing job on the spot where a bit of tendon in her ankle apparently pulled away a bit of bone where it normally attaches. What happens, according to The Doc, is that new bone grows out and around the dangling tendone/bone end, enveloping it and pulling it back into place where it’s supposed to be. This is remarkable, and will take five weeks, during which family logistics will be a loving nightmare, as L can’t drive.