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I broke and dislocated my ankle 2 Fridays ago and had ORIF surgery last week where they added a metal plate and screws to hold my ankle into place. Back home now and trying to grasp the new reality of living with one leg and needing help with everything etc.
I have a few questions and was hoping others could help with answers.
I acidentally tripped and put my full weight on my broken ankle today :'( it was in pain initially then calmed down (could be meds) although it's night time now and its flaring up a bit. I'm not sure if we're allowed to move the ankle at all when its in a cast but I tried just to see if its in unusual pain or if I've damaged it but has anyone done this before? I'm gettting lots of pins and needles or little jolts of pain and some pain up my leg as well with the top part of my ankle being very sensitive. It happened this morning and earlier thought it was no issue, but tried moving it a bit and pain seems to have gotten worse
Has anyone else experienced accidentally stepping on an ankle? Was it ok?
Im also looking at getting a knee scooter seeing as they look safer than crutches. What are your experiences with them for going to the toilet for eg or up/down stairs where crutches would be better suited. Or how do you use the knee scooter in those situations?
My last question (for now) is when I left the hospital, aside from keeping my leg elevated, the doctors didnt specify a sleeping position so I sometimes sleep on my side and turn my foot sideways as well - Is this wrong? Didn't think to check with them first.
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