I have a follow up appointment on the 27th this month

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Hi...I have an appointment for 9/27 for my follow up for my ankle fracture 4 weeks. I know they will do an xray. Does anyone know if the fracture heals within 4 weeks from trimalleolar surgery? Interested ? Thanks

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    Hi

    I am on 50 percent weight bearing Now.once this month completes my Dr said can start walking without crutches .i had ORIF in june.

    Anybody Advice on the full weight bearing .how long does it take to walk as Normal .

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    Heck No!!!. You've got a about another 5 months at least. Most likely more than 5 months. sorry. I'm just being real.

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      I had my ankle fusio  13 1/2 months ago. However, I probably have different facts. I am 68 years old, and this is my 5th surgery for a club foot. I had two achilles lengthening and plantar fascia releases at 13 and 18, followed up with a failed radical osteotomy at 34. I was on a walker, wheelchair and cane these past 3 years - and finally had an ankle fusion and reconstruction. I do not have any pain, but I can now walk a maximum of 1 1/4 miles on a  treadmill - not on sand or uneven surfaces. My ankle has just started to fuse!  The nonunion likely caused by poor blood flow to ankle bones because of prior surgeries. For past 5 months, I wear an ankle stimulator for 3 hrs daily and give myself daily injections of Forteo and human growth hormone, plus 10,000 units of D3, Calcium, and Vitamin B 
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    No, unless you are a superhero you won't be healed and the other question on weight bearing, everyone is really different. I still don't walk normal or without some pain, my surgery was in April. It hurts and it takes time. My best advice is keep stretching your ankle constantly and massage. Try to be patient.

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      I know they gave me only 4 weeks to be in a cast and they will be doing an xray on the 27th. I was thinking 4 weeks is not enough time but we will see. Thanks for your input. Good luck on your recovery!😊

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      I had my cast changed every two weeks for 14 weeks, they made me, then I went to a boot. That's just my experience, I hear so many different ones. We all heal at different rates. Take care!

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