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I had a ankle fusion on 8-18-2017. 5 screws. Ankle was severely didlocated, joint was obliterated "ortho surgeon's words" ruptured legements and tendons on lateral side of rt. Foot, same one as surgury. Car accident causing injuries was back in March. So I went a good while on dislocated ankle. Well I've been on crutches, but I'm stubborn . I'm also home with my 4yr old son everyday. So I need my hands. For the first month I didn't put any weight, then as I got more frustrated with crutches I began bearing weight in my cast. I have to take care of us all day, do laundry , bath, etc.. I never get my cast wet. I'm still in a cast. I've been having a lot of pain. Dr. Said no weight bearing. But I need my hands sometimes. Can't carry plates of food on crutches or drinks. So I've been walking on my cast. Is itg possible to mess up what the doctors done? Loosen screws? Worse case scenario. I have incisions on both sides of my ankle , I saw xrays, screws go every which way. I've been in cast since 8-18-2017. Any insight besides, "stay off it".?? I drink a lot of milk hoping to heal faster. I'm aware I may lose some range of motion. I'm ok with that. But on the inside, what dangers does early weight bearing cause?
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