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Hey everyone. I broke my dislocated my ankle (and broke a few bones) rollerskating on June 5th. Had surgery June 11th - 11 screws and a plate. Follow-up appointment on June 27th to switch me to an air cast and then I've had four weeks in an air cast. Good things: Pain is almost completely gone, incisions are mostly healed (a couple scabs left, some spots that look like normal (albeit scarred) skin. Still have swelling daily, and still need to ice regularly and I do have to take advil and tylenol with some regularity (every 6 hours or so).
My question is this: my follow-up, can-I-walk-yet-doc appointment is on August 1st (Next Wednesday). I know I won't leave the appointment just walking like normal. I know I'll leave the appointment (likely) in a walking boot. But I have no idea what else to expect? Anyone else have the same injury and same recovery timeline? What did it look like as you worked your way back to normal walking? I'm got decent RoM in my ankle-- side to side and back to front--but I'm really worried about how atrophied my calf muscle is and terrified I'll always walk with a limp. How did your recovery go? How many weeks were in you in a boot? Walking with crutches? Etc. etc.
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