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Hey everyone just came back from my 2 week follow up to my trimalleolar fracture surgery and just thought I'd give an update. It felt great to finally get the splint off and take a look at my leg/ankle. Doctor thought everything looked well even with the amount of bruising and swelling I have. I have a 9 inch incision on the outside of my ankle and a 3 inch incision on the inside. 22 staples were removed which didn't hurt but it just felt weird. What did hurt was when they had to position my foot at a 90 degree angle to get the cast on! As gentle as the doctor tried to be it was still painful trying to hold my foot in place.
Doctor showed me my x-ray post surgery and I have 1 plate and 10 screws holding my ankle together.2 screws going into my tibia and the other 8 in my fibula with one long screw going horizontally which will come out in 10 weeks. It was at that point that the doctor informed me that I will be non weight bearing for the next 10 weeks and will face another surgery to have that horizontal screw removed. That was disappointing to hear because I was hoping to be back on my feet in a few weeks and start PT.
As disappointing as that was I'm relieved to have the splint off. I'm in a cast now that goes from just under my knee to my toes and just trying to make the best of it. Best wishes to everyone with their ankle injuries and hope you are healing well. Thanks
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