Follow up on ankle injury

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Many thanks for your feedback. I wanted to know if anyone had similar experience in past for hairline ankle fracture. I have a friend who did walk in hard cast and there was no issue. Doctors have said no weight bearing, but still I wnated to see anyone has these experience. Also, please advie if after 6 weeks and acst removal, I can start walking without crutches or not..Its realy frustrating and I want craving for my normal life..

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    My problem is different, but the doctor said that after I have my cast removed at 6 weeks I'll need crutches for a couple of weeks for partial weight bearing. You may not need them that long, but after 6 weeks your calf and ankle will be very weak so you may not be able to be full weight bearing right away. I agree it's frustrating. I have to use a knee scooter right now and it's affecting my entire life.

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      Dear Becky

      Have you considered buying an iwalk 2.2 ? If it works for you you will be hands free. It is working for me as I get ready for revision surgery of my TAR.

      Cheers Richard

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      I actually have one, but I don't feel very stable on it. I have problems with the knee and foot in my "good" leg also so I decided to give up on the iWalk.

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      Dear Becky

      Ah now you mention it I think I remember you saying that perhaps in another discussion. Such a shame but I understand. For anyone who can manage it it makes coping with living on one's own a lot easier when the only alternative is a knee scooter or crutches. Hope that your mending is going OK.

      Cheers Richard

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      Thanks, I think the foot is mending as planned. As irratating as the scooter is at times it's probably safer for me, especially on the days when I keep my 2 and 4 year old grandsons. The little one likes to ride with me.

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      Good to hear that you are progressing well. I bet your grandsons think riding on the scooter with gran is great sport!

      Cheers Richard

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    I understand your frustration 100%, I had surgery on the 16th of January and have beeb NWB since,,,and it has pretty much taken my life away from me because I don't drive, and can't really get to the bus stops on crutches.

    Also, just because a friend walked in a hard cast doesn't mean you should, especially when the doctor has said no!!

    We can't say for sure what will happen after 6 weeks. The hope is that there's enough healing for you to become WB, but if you haven't healed enough, then you won't be able to. My guess though is that at 6 weeis you will probably be at least PWB.

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