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I suffered a trimalleolar fracture on August 26 and underwent ORIF to repair it, (have a total of 13 screws and 2 plates) on Sept 6. Last week, one of my incisions developed a superficial infection and the doc removed the cast and booted me early to allow air flow to the wound. It has since began to heal as it should. However, at 7 weeks post op, sleeping has become increasingly uncomfortable. I lie awake at night nagged by pins and needles coming from my ankle and foot; I fall asleep and am woken by it maybe 30 minutes later and then have incredible difficulty getting back to sleep. I've probably gotten five hours of sleep in three nights. I have read this is normal but how do you tolerate it at night? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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