Bimalleolar fracture

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I had ankle surgery with 2 K wires(on the medial malleolus) 8 weeks ago, and the cast was removed 2 weeks ago. Now I can walk with only one crutch, but my ankle is still swollen and sometimes it hurts.Is it normal or it means it's not properly healed?

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    Hi Sophie, my left ankle is still a little swollen and I had my surgery on Friday, May 13th.  I also still have a little brusing.  It's been 6 months for me and this is TOTALLY NORMAL to have.  It may last up to 18 months or more. 

    ?I'm still limping.  Some days, it's not too noticeable and others, it's very noticeable.  This too, is normal. 

    ?I haven't really had any pain or pain issues yet (thank God).

    Beth

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    Sophie I would talk with my Doctor. Your foot is still healingoing. Patience is the game we gotta play. These things are not a quick fix
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    Hi Sophie

    Absolutely to be expected...took me 12 weeks just to stand!

    Think about it, our ankles are so small to carry the weight of our body...and when we step, the momentum increases the force our ankles absorb...as does the rigidity of the surface we are walking on...

    So, your ankle still needs to be kept elevated above your heart and iced as much as possible.

    For icing I prefer the flat gel packs you can purchase from your pharmacy. They remain frozen longer, they do not leak, you can continue refreezing them, and they come in various sizes. Typically I prefer the cervical shaped gel pack because you can wrap it around the ankle.

    That your surgeon permitted you to weight bear after 6 weeks tells me that you are healing well.

    kind regards

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