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I had breaks in three places in my tibia and Fibula.
Within four days of the accident I had an operation for which I was awake and plates inside and outside of ankle and above of one plate with eight screws and one with four.
Your operation seemed to go well and my surgeon appeared very pleased with himself.
I was non-weightbearing in cast & boot for 6 weeks but now have been weight-bearing for 6 weeks and I have been free of boot for 6 weeks, free of crutches for 2/3 weeks.
My concerns are whilst I can weight bear fully on the foot of my damaged ankle/leg I cannot yet stand on my toes to fully weight bear on the ball of my foot. That is slowly improving.
What is slow for me is being able to bend my ankle forwards at 45° angle.
For example if I'm coming downstairs and my mended broken ankle/leg is behind me I cannot bend it forward enough to support me as I bring my good foot down.
I understand that this can sometimes take a while to repair but my consultant was really vague when I asked him if there may be a permanent restriction and didn't seem able to tell me.
My physio has told me just keep working at it and that it will come.
What's your experience of this? I am quite mature as I am in my late 50s.
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