Does anyone experience recovery after bi / trimalleolar fracture?

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I am 57 years old and fracture trimalleolar with screws and plate surgery on February 28, 2018. Now at 7 weeks, the doctor says I can resist the foot. Is not it too early?

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    Hi Simi, my fracture was the same as yours and my operation on 23rd March was the same, too. My plaster came off a week ago and since then I have been in the air boot and was told to partly weight bear. I walk around the house with a zimmer frame. It generally does not hurt except in the evening and at night. I do not sleep in the boot and take it off when resting during the day. My foot is very rigid..I can only move it a little up and down and wiggle my toes a bit. What is your experience to date? All the best, Anna
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    Hi there! I had a similar surgery on the same day in Toronto!

    I am now 7 weeks...cast came off on Friday. Told to walk in running shoes. Eek. Went and got a boot anyway and it’s a dream. My ankle is incredibly stiff and therefore sore. But I’m doing my exercises and trying to get the range of motion back. “A stiff ankle is a sore ankle”.

    I’m walking with boot and 1 crutch. If I’m bare foot I’m walking with two crutches. Each day is minimally better.

    Start physio ASAP! 

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    I am 11 weeks post ORIF from a Bimalleolar, posterior, and medial sleeve allusion fracture of my ankle and also fractured my fibula. I wasn't allowed to bear weight until 7 weeks after my surgery. My bones have been healing well, but I also ruptured all of the ligaments in my ankle. My ankle is still very stiff and I am still walking with the aid of crutches. Remains to be seen if I need to have ankle ligament reconstruction surgery.


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