Broken Growth Plate. Do I Need Surgery??

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6 Months ago I broke my right ankle growth plate. I was in a cast for 3 months and a boot for 1 month and it's been 2 months without the boot and I am still in severe pain. The Doctor and PT have already said I should be running again 1 month ago, but I cannot even walk properly. Someone help, do I need surgery? What should I do?

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    Yes, the whole process I have been x-rayed 6-7 times

    2 times after boot came off

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      and do they know the cause of pains?

      in my case the fractures are still visible but cartilage is ok, i must wear a brace.

      pain can be caused by cartilage (arthritis) or other soft tissues, often are the ligaments, they can recover a bit with exercise. surgical fixation of ligaments can take long time.

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    I had foot surgery for my ankle, had arthritis in it. Now have 3 screws, 2 plates in it. I can walk on it, but my ankle is very very sore. I can go up and down stairs, but at times it hurts alot. Surgery was april 7. I went to the dr last week, and have decided I have to have  a cortisone shot in my ankle. I can hardly walk on it. It does take time. When i go back to my dr, i always have x rays of my foot so we can make sure everything is healing correctly.  hope your doing well. 
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    Hi dakman. It never hurts to get a fresh set of eyes to take a look at it. I would research it on the Internet and try to find a dr who specializes in these type of injuries. Best of luck. I had a TAR on my left ankle September 14th and it took me a couple years before I found a surgeon I felt confident with. Like I said a fresh set of eyes never hurts.
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    The doctor said if I cannot run in 2 weeks I'm going to get an MRI to see what's up or if I need surgery.

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