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Hi guys, I broke my tib and fib ankle bones 2 weeks ago when I landed on the side of my foot after doing a front somersault. I was in plaster cast for one night and the next day I had surgery and now have two screw and one metal plate.
Since the surgery I haven't had a cast or even any bandages, just small dressings on the wounds and was initially given a shoe to walk in, however I have stopped wearing it as I can now fit a normal shoe on.
I was told I was 'weight baring as pain allows' with crutches when walking, and that I'd be able to walk unaided within 6 weeks from the accident. I'm having physio once a week and doing physio at home for around 5 hours per day in between, and whilst I can see some improvement the range of movement in my ankle is still very limited which nt physiotherapist says is a cause for concern.
The pain has pretty much subsided in my ankle however it's still quite swollen and I am getting horrendous cramps. I was just wondering if anybody has had a similar experience to this (surgery followed by no cast) as I am struggling to find any info about this online! Is 6 weeks a realistic rehabilitation period? I thought so but I have since read so many stories of people taking months to be able to walk!
NB I'm 22 and a fit and healthy gymnast
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