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I severely dislocated and fractured my left ankle on 23rd December last year, I was taken to A&E and they put it back in then put in a pot and admitted. I had fractured it in 3 places I believe. I was given paracetamol and codeine plus oramorph every couple of hours until I was operated on (luckily) the next afternoon which was Christmas Eve where they made incisions on both sides of my ankle and put a plate with screws on my fibula and then I think pins and screws on the other broken sections. I was discharged on the 28th december with a plaster cast and crutches. I had to inject myself daily with Heprin and still needed to take codeine and paracetamol as the pain was intense. I have been back twice to have a review once on 10th jan to check the wounds were healing and to fit a fibreglass cast. My ankle was still very swollen at this point and very numb at both sides and on top of my foot. My ankle felt like it does when you first notice your getting pins and needles - that fat feeling and if you touch the area you can't quite feel it, it just feels a little like a bit of pressure be placed there. I went back on the 9th Feb and they have given me a walking boot to use when walking but I can sit, sleep and bathe without it on. The swelling has gone down on the inside of my ankle and on top but not on the outside. I am still numb on the outside and more so on top of my ankle. The sensations that I get are like someone slicing through my nerves in my ankle over and over - sometimes it can continue for 15 mins on and off, this pain is worse than the pain I had when I had done it or even the pain after surgery. Is this normal and if so how long can I expect to experience it?
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