Because of my orthopaedic care, I can practice with the high school football team for whom I coach. Dr. Glogau did open and arthroscopic reconstruction of my ankle ligaments and tendons in June 2006. He made sure that surgery was our last option, and made me do everything else possible to help my ankle. I damaged the tendons and ligaments playing football during my senior year of high school, but I didn’t see Dr. Glogau until after I finished my sports season. Because of this delay, I developed a large amount of laxity in my ankle–so much that I could actually start to pull my foot away from my lower leg. Dr. Glogau spent several weeks contacting specialist colleagues to find a treatment plan since there were no actual tears in the tissue. I had lost the ability to do most activities other than walking and standing because of the instability in the ankle joint. Dr. Glogau used his considerable ingenuity to develop a surgical plan with novel techniques to give me back my ability to run, and run hard. While my football players may not be thankful, since they have to keep up with me, I will always appreciate Dr. Glogau’s knowledge, care and skill.
Ortho-Pinion: Ankle Sprains: What’s Normal, What’s Not
Ortho-Pinion: Ankle Instability
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