osteochondral defect

Walking Begins

A Boot on the Ground! Today marks the day when I can officially begin bearing (some modest) weight on my right ankle.  I have not walked since the morning of November 7, 2018, some 36 days ago. Today also marks the day when I am officially off of all post-operation medication, save for the handful …

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How This Feels

How This Feels It’s a rainy Saturday in Washington, DC, and it is just a few days from my 41st birthday and about ten days from the date of my surgery. I have been in better moods. Last evening, as I was eating dinner with my wife, I sat rather silently, and at one point …

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Ankle Malfunction

Ankle Malfunction See those pictures up there?  Does your ankle look like that?  Your ankle should not look like that. My ankle?  My ankle does look like that.  In fact what you see up there, dear reader, is an MRI of my right ankle showing what is called an osteochondral defect (or lesion) in my …

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