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I came here for advice regarding a recent bimalleolar right ankle fracture which required ORIF surgery. I also sprained my left ankle pretty badly.
on 5/31/19 I tripped on the back porch steps and fractured my right ankle and sprained my left. I was sent home from the ER in a splint and reported to the ortho that monday. the ortho reset my ankle as it was completely shifted and i fractured my tibia and chipped my medial malleous.
on 6/12/19 i had surgery and was placed into a splint for 2 weeks. after the 2 weeks splint was removed and i was put into a boot and told to begin PT asap & begin partial weight bearing
I began PT on 7/9/19 which was 4 weeks post op. I was full weight bearing around 5 weeks in the boot with crutches and just recently started weening off of one crutch.
My therapist mentioned I should be farther along at 8 weeks post op as well as my doctor. I just am confused as most people are not even full weight bearing by 6 weeks and ive been since 5 weeks. I was cleared from the boot and told to start getting used to no boot. I still experience a lot of pain especially on the inner side of my ankle as that is where the long screw is.
I am just curious what others thoughts are on how agressive it seems both my doctor and therapist have been regarding expectations at just 8 weeks post op.
I had one plate, 7 screws on my tibia and 1 long screw on my medial malleous.
any insight would be helpful as I am becoming frustrated and still in a lot of pain
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