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Thanks, Lisa 🙂 May I ask if you’re American? There, is it common to “shop around” until you find a doc that really suits you? I’ve not so much found that experience here, I think because the idea of medical consumerism isn’t as strong here. You can request specialists, but you don’t always get who you want. I can’t help thinking, though, that if I were the NHL’s Steven Stamkos or the NBA’s Paul George, both of whom suffered similar and traumatic leg fractures, that I’d be on a different, less passive course of treatment.
And gosh, thanks for those links, Eileen! The second YouTube video especially gave me a lot of insight. I’ve learned to trust my gut but as I’m not a medical professional, I’m hesitant to tell doctors I want to proceed in a certain way. But I just can’t shake the feeling that I should be working on physio and ROM at this point (4 weeks since the accident). My concern with the MRI though is how it impacts a surgery decision: if there’s damage to the meniscus, then I think I’d want surgery to repair it so that when the bone heals and I start bearing weight, I won’t be doing any (further) damage to it if the tibia stays misaligned.
At this point, I’m ready to pull out my credit card and hop across the border for better treatment. Living in Canada, I’m thankful beyond words I don’t have to see a single medical bill, but if money means a better short- and long-term outcome, I’ll start knocking down doors to scrape together dollars.