Ankle fx s/p orif

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So today I saw the dr he said lose boot and walk. Well I can barley walk using a walker is this normal and how hard do I push or is a little more each day gonna help. I had a trimellou fx with 10 screws and two stabilizing rods. Accident happened in July 8 weeks post op.

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    It took me 4-5 weeks to walk without aids, with a trimallelar fracture and 13 screws. Start week 1 with tapping the foot down (25%) in the boot, with crutches, move to 50% the next week, or earlier if you can, etc. I went back and forth between crutches and a walker- your muscles and your bones will get stronger every single day, by doing the weight bearing. 
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      Thanks my doctor made it sound like full weight no device now go lol. He anticipated back to work for me I. 4 weeks and I do home visits as a Geratric and head trama social worker so I need to walk and sadly move fast enough of a client is agitated. I will try to remain patient and take one day at a time.
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    Hi Jenn, I broke my ankle in February and had orif surgery in March. After 6 weeks post op Dr said walk. No boot, just walk. I had forearm crutches and started with partial weight for about two weeks, then took it from there. After two weeks I went between one crutch and two crutches for a few weeks, trying in between with no crutches. You may experience pain for a while, so take your pain killers and anti inflammatory tablets. Go for physio, it is really important and do exercises at home. It will take a few weeks, listen to your body, this is a good guideline on how much you can do. Push a little more every day and suddenly it will all come together. Good luck.
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      Thanks this helps. Whe. He said walk no devices I thought I am healed well wanting to walk and being able to are different. I start therapy Tuesday and I am doing my own stretching and walking with Walker so I will keep that up and push through a little each day. Glad to hear it come back slowly! Thanks
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