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I broke my ankle in 3 places and dislocated it on March 17, had ORIF Mar27, with 2 screws on inner ankle and a plate and 6 screws on the outer ankle, but nothing on the break at the back of the ankle. Cast was removed at 5 weeks and was told to gradually go to FWB after one week and start physio. When I went back for the one month follow up, the surgeon was surprised to see me still limping and having stabbing pains in the inner part of my ankle, he ordered a scan and it showed that the posterior malleolus was still completely fractured. When asked why there was not a plate or screws put there he said he tries not to because it makes the ankle more stiff. He had me start on a none stimulator. Last visit he says looks like 50 percent healed and could start putting 50 percent weight on again, went back today still with pains, and said he is ordering another CT, he thinks the bone stimulator is not working and sounds like I need a bone graph surgery to repair? Has anyone else gone through this, or did you get a fixation at the back during the original surgery?
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