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I was injured on May 2. Had my surgery on the 18th. Can anyone give me a realistic timeline for ORIF recovery. I know it's going to be a long road just want to have a better idea of what I'm facing.

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    Hi Trisha, I had my surgery April 24th, still not weight bearing, usally it is 6 weeks NWB...good thing is it is getting better every day, I think exercises as tolerated is a key, I started physio after cast removal in 2 weeks, works really well, ROM is almost there. Still not sure when I will be able to walk, but trying to get myself there elevating/exercising. Wish you are speedy recovery.
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    Hi trisha, I broke my ankle on 18th February, had orif surgery on 8 March, was non weight bearing for 6 weeks after surgery, then partial weight bearing, only now full weight bearing, but still battle to walk properly and still use my crutches, most of the time only one. We all recover differently, but it is a long time. Be positive and rest a lot now. Hope you recover soon.
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    Hello Trisha. Welcome to the Club!!! What did you have done? I think everyone is different dependent upon whether plaster cast or surgical booted. My surgery was early January and I have been keeping a daily diary. So I am at 18 weeks.
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    i had surgery april 7, was put into a splint, bandage wrap for 2 weeks, then went into a cast for 5 weeks. Got out of the cast a week ago tomorrow, in  a walking air boot, and using a cane. All is good. Its healing just fine, and really happy with the results. I go back June 17th, and who knows what will happen then. Im making progress everyday. no more arthritis pain at all. Fused, and he put 3 screws, and 2 plates in. Feeling really good. 
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    HI Trisha- Now in week 15. My injury (trimalleolar triple break) was on 2/16. ORIF on 2/17. Bandaged for 10 days then cast for 7 weeks (changed every 2 weeks), then boot of 4-5 weeks. Walking without boot for a few hours a day without any aids now. Boot for one more week on and off, then tennis shoes with cloth lace up brace inside it. You will walk again. It a huge temporary inconvenience. You will learn to be patient, there is no choice. PT hurts a little bit, but is super important to get your ROM back.
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    Trisha, How are you doing??? Hows the healing coming?? Im doing fine!!! Thought I would check in on you. 

    sue

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