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I fell on Friday 13th October last year and fractured my ankle. I had ORIF and have plates, screws and tightrope inserted.
To cut a long story short I have nerve damage (nerve tests have been done) and the outcome of a second opinion from a consultant in May was that this may not get better and I may have to have an MRI scan that will mean the metal work coming out to see what the damage is (first consultant already admitted fault and I am pursuing this)
in the last few weeks my leg has become more swollen and painful. I have tried amitryptelene, gabapentin and now back to taking codeine phosphate with the next option for the pain being tramadol.
I know when I go back on 11th October it is going to be my decision re having the metal work removed to have an MRI and then see what the next steps are. The consultant has already said that I will be NWB again.
My worry is that I could go through all of this and the problem not solved or more damage from the 2nd lot of surgery.
Does anybody have any experience of this or anything similar?
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