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I broke my L ankle in May 2014, this happened when I went over in a pothole, I was wearing my work boots at the time and it was an outward rolling motion...... I heard the crack. I was taken to my local A & E where I was X-Ray'd told I had fracture bottom of fibula, was given an air splint, and crutches, told not to weight bare for six weeks and was expected to return following 6 week period to be X-ray'd to confirm 'normal' healing had taken place. However as 6 weeks was coming to an end was still in a lot of pain and suffering from restricted movement ie. cannot push knee over ankle eg, try and squat, my X-ray after 6 weeks confirmed that bone hadn't knit, was told attend physio and fracture would be mointered over the coming months. During this 6 month period I regularly attended physio, with the hope of regaining as much movement as possible, however I never manged to acheive this. 6 Months post accident and pain was still present and movement restricted. Was told in November 2014 that I had a non union and as nothing had happened over 6 months, I would need screws, plates and a bone graft to mend fracture as this is the only way it would heal. Following surgery I had a cast on for 7 weeks and was told not to weight bare for the first 3 weeks. I have had my cast off and still have the same feeling of restricted movement. I am due to start physio soon, but fear as I am now 8 months post accident that I will never regain FULL movement, and wonder if something has been overlooked ie. ligament damage as no matter how hard I push myself to move my ankle/leg in that way it feels like there is a bolt going through my ankle and I get a shooting pain up the front of my leg at the 90 degree angle where the top of my foot meets the bottom of my leg. I am just wondering if anyone else has sustained the same injury as myself, suffered from a delayed union, and/or has restricted movement like I havd explained. Would be great to hear other peoples stories/views.
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