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On the 26th at 9p.m I fell off my steps breaking my tibia 2 places and fibula in 1. Straight all the was through breaks ( sorry I don't have a cool story on how it happened😁 . They went with a closed fracture procedure which means no hardware of any kind, no screws no rods nothing. The doctor and I agreed that the less surgery the better. Since I've been home 4 days now I've been regretting it. Here's why. I'm in a cast that goes up to the middle of my thigh. My knee is in a permanent 40 degree bend. When I move my leg from any position I swear I can feel the bones rub and wiggle. The best way I can describe it is that it feels like a metradrone in my shin. I often feel popping in my shin followed by a burning sensation which lasts anywhere from a few seconds to a half an hour. I'm wondering what is that popping and what is that wiggling and the burning sensation? Does anyone know what that is? Also if I'm late on my pain meds and I start to shake from the pain my knee hits the cast. So I'm sure my knee is all bruised in there. The cast is so heavy it pulls my leg to the left and has put a lot of pressure on my hip. Should I get a second opinion? Should I change this course and go for the rods and the smaller boot ? I will still have the same amount of down time just maybe an extra week or should I just suck up this discomfort and go for the full 6 weeks. Keep in mind doctor did say this way might not repair the injury he just would rather not do a full surgery vs a smaller less invasive surgery
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