Ankle/Weight-Bearing

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I broke my fibula and tibia 7 weeks ago and I'm allowed to weight bear this week. My friends want to take me to a water park to celebrate. I was wondering if I could do it or not. I have surprisely little pain without a walking aid like a cane or crutch.

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    By all means go but I would be sitting watching only.Going by the injury I had anyway. Be mad to set yourself back if you participate in any fun and games especially with water and the possibility of slipping.Good luck.

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    haha, sounds like a great idea! But how? Can you take the splint/boot off? I would say, if you feel OK about it, do it. If there's any chance of bending or putting too much weight on the broken bone, don't.

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    Water and broken bones = disaster for medical staff. I'd say a big FAT no- just my opinion btw.

    Find somewhere else fun to go. Go out for tea, even a movie would be safer. At that stage, with a broken Fibula snapped like a carrot, I couldn't even go out. Water park last place I'd go. Maybe put it off for 4-6 weeks.

    Your recovery sounds like it's going well!

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    Hi there, I would not....I'm 8 weeks out from ORIF broken fib surgery and like you I have times when I feel great but that leads to over doing it....and you'll pay the next day with swelling and pain.... furthermore the chance of re-injuring your foot is so high at a Waterpark. If I were you find a more low key way to celebrate and keep up the great recovery!

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    I would say NO! you will be exhausted and in pain quite quickly. When I was told I could weight bare after 10 days in a half cast and 7 weeks boot, I attempted a shopping centre and could barely make it around the isle's of the supermarket before I was wanting to sit down and put my leg up. Perhaps go somewhere with minimal walking. Frustrating I know. 

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