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I'm starting to become concerned about swelling of my foot ankle 10 weeks post break and surgery.
I obtained a Weber C fracture of my left ankle and snapped my fibula in half resulting in a ORIF leaving me with a plate and about 6 screws in my fib and pin across my ankle itself to hold in place..and have some nerve damage it the front of my foot and fib. I'm waiting for my surgery to get the pin taken out as there is a risk of the pin breaking and causing more damage. I'm waiting an extra 8 weeks as ended up with DVT in my calf (12cm clot).. my surgeon has advised no weight bear however physio have stated I can.. im currently walking without aids at home but out I'm using my moonboot and walking stick for safety..
I do find the more I do the more pain I'll get at night! However I'm still in pain if someone knocks my ankle or fib... or if my calf is moved, say by rolling or dragging in bed.. is this normal? And should I be still getting so swollen?? The swelling is more than post surgery and break at times!
Also has anyone ever had a pin removed? What was the recovery like?? Were you weight bearing day 1 post surgery?
Sorry for the lengthy post I just discover this forum and have had some many questions running through my head for awhile!
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