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hi I'm 18 and broke both my T&F in my ankle my senior year in high school. Had surgery the same day. 1 plate 9 screws. I was in a splint for 2 weeks, cast for 4 weeks, and boot for 4 weeks. Bones healed within 6 weeks. i started walking in shoes in about 3 months. i started jogging a little but ankle was still stiff and sore. i took it easy for awhile and went to PT for about a month and did exercises on my own. i started running around 4-5 months. my doctor even cleared me to play soccer. so now its been 6 months and I'm playing soccer. sprinting jumping everything. i am planning to remove hardware in about 8 months. Also, if you guys are wondering if my ankle gets sore or stiff at all especially after a soccer game, no it does not, although there is still a lot of swelling, more on the inner side of my ankle. Which bothers me and I'm wondering when the swelling will go away or what i can do to reduce the swelling other than icing? and if anybody had hardware removal was it worth it? and did that reduce swelling since you don't have screws/plates in there any more?
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