"I fell and sustained a twist fracture in my left fibula and tore a ligament in my ankle on August 9, 2012. Dr. Olson operated and put a plate in my fibula and I recovered well. I was even able to enter the 2012/2013 recreational ski season. I gained strength during the season and, alas, had good run in Vail, CO. I was skiing with my son during a mom's weekend at University of Denver where he attends school. I broke the same fibula, above the plate I had in it. I also had a twist fracture and broke my tibia in four places. The fibula plate was removed and a rod and screws were put into my tibia at Vail Valley Medical Center. Dr. Olsen took me back under his care and I felt welcomed and safe at home. He is a fantastic surgeon and caregiver in my opinion. This second injury has been a more painful. It has also been a longer and more difficult recovery. For a tough injury, I have been having a good recovery, regaining strength and returning to many of my sports. My bicycling is back in full force, swimming is strong, weights are good now and walking is returning. I am beginning to hike again as well. I hope to get back to running but I haven't been able to try it yet. Pain and weakness still limit me. This was a crazy year for my left leg. I do plan to ski again and look forward to the snow flying." :) -- Judy H.
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