Kim Ballard

Lineville, AL

Conditions + Treatments

Medical Icon Ankle Injury/Condition
Medical Icon Osteochondritis Dissecans

I’m not your average athlete. In all honesty, I’m not an athlete at all, but I do love deer hunting.

I suffer with Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), a condition that causes ankle pain and stiffness. OCD is characterized by a loss of blood supply to one or more bones in the ankle, which may result in a fracture or break within the ankle joint. It often occurs after an injury such as a sprain or trauma to the foot and ankle. The severity of OCD depends on whether the fragmented bone stays in place or detaches.

On December 21, 2020 I had my 4th ankle surgery since November 2018, all of which have been during deer season. For those who don’t hunt, woods and crutches are not compatible.

This year, thanks to Dr. Norman Waldrop and his aggressive recovery plan,  I was back in the woods before the season was over and able to take this big boy down!

Thank you to Dr. Waldrop and his team!

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Norman E. Waldrop, III, MD
Norman E. Waldrop, III, MD View Bio