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I fell and broke my tibia and fibula almost 4 weeks ago, and had ORIF surgery to fix the bones with a plate and screws the day after. It's now in a cast but when going to turn off a light on my crutches I lost my balance and fell putting weight on the broken leg. I'm worried I have caused further damage to the leg and have set my recovery back, especially as I am obese and a lot of weight went on the leg. It was only for a second but I'm worried that the amount of weight on it has done damage. It hurts still (it's been a few hours) and there is some slight swelling. It also feels different, but I don't know if that's because I'm worrying about it.
It's Friday so I can't call the hospital till Monday and if I have to go in its very difficult as I have to get patient transport organised.
Does anyone have any advice, or has this happened to you?
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