scals37 wrote:Call me crazy, but is a broken ankle actually not as bad as a high ankle sprain?
Disclaimer: This statement had absolutely zero medical knowledge behind it...
Not the kind that needs surgery. A simple fracture would be a good thing, but.... this is bad.
While I don't know what is true in Scuderi's specific case, I do know that medical advancements make that conventional "surgery means its really bad" thinking not necessarily true anymore.
For example, I just broke my wrist last year. I figured it'd be the same old "set it, cast it, wait". But instead, when the dr explained to me how surgery would actually go vs set and cast, and how i would get use of my wrist back much sooner if i opted for surgery with no cast, I went with surgery.
Again, it may be true that it could be worse. But with today's medical technology it doesn't necessarily have to be.