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Three weeks ago I broke my fibula and had a small avulsion fracture of the tibia after falling off my skateboard. I had surgery two weeks ago today, and had 9 screws and a plate put in. Today my ortho doc gave me a walking boot, but said I was still non-weight bearing, so I'll have to use crutches for another four weeks. I'm wondering if there's a chance I'll be able to swim laps for exercise? Is it possible I could swim with the boot on if I find some sort of waterproof cover and swim with my leg raised or something of that sort? . Obviously I would not use the bum leg to kick, push off the walls, etc. It's absolutely killing me not being able to do much exercise. Doc said I can only take the boot off for sleeping (even then I still have a splint to wear).
Also, if I start partial weight bearing in four weeks, how long would it take me to be full weight bearing? I go back to school in late september and was hoping to be done with this mess by then but am not sure how realistic that is.
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