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I am 26 weeks post ORIF for 3 breaks in my ankle, and also had a spiral fracture of my fibula and ruptured the lateral ligaments in my ankle. Still having pain most of the time when I walk as well as a ton of swelling and my foot is turned inward due to the ligament rupture. My current surgeon thinks my pain is being caused as a result of my foot being turned inward and possibly from one of my fractures healing in a manner that caused a bone to be longer then it was prior to the break. My surgeon referred me to a foot and ankle specialist and I get a call from their office to schedule an appointment. The person on the phone tells me that the doctor reviewed my records and wanted me to know ahead of time that he doesn't know if there is much he can do to help me. Then the next words out of her mouth are "you need to bring a disc with your xrays on it to your appointment so that the doctor can review them!"
I guess I am a little baffled as to how the doctor can come to the conclusion that he already has when he admittedly hasn't even laid eyes on my xrays!
The whole situation from the get go has been very frustrating as I have no patience and I am a very active person, but its even more frustrating to be going to someone for help and feeling like you are being written off before they even see you!
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