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Please can someone reassure me. I broke my ankle (fibula) on the 11th July and had a temp cast on for 2 weeks. On my next consultation I was too that the fracture was a displaced fracture and I will require surgery to realign the bones. This surgery was carried out 28th July where I had a plate and 2 syndesmotic screws fitted. This meant 3 months non weight bearing, which I was upset about at the time due to being able to get to and work for all of that period. I am now nearly 9 weeks post op and starting to see the light at the end of this long long road and have started pt exercises. However, I was round a friends on Saturday night and whilst using my crutches one of them got tangled in the end of a bit of curtain draped in the floor which caused me to step back twice putting my full weight on the nwb ankle. It hurt straight away and now I have pain on the right side of the ankle at the incision point of where the screws were fitted. I'm so so scared and upset that I have wrecked my recovery after coming so far. What I want to know has anyone else had a similar experience, I cant believe that just that one slip up can cause such a set back but as the pain is worse I'm really scared it has. Wish everyone well who is going through a similar situation and any advice or reassurance will be greatly welcomed. Thank you
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