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Hey everyone! Yesterday I had surgery to fix my broken ankle. As I posted before I sustained a trimalleolar fracture of my ankle last week in a volleyball game when I landed awkwardly on another players foot. The result was a fractured medial,posterior, and lateral malleolous along with a dislocation, torn ligaments and a syndesmotic disruption.Obviously I would need surgery for this but it was too swollen to operate last week. So I had the procedure done yesterday and according to my doctor surgery was a success. I arrived at the hospital at 7 am yesterday was prepped and ready for surgery at 10 and was out of surgery by 1130.
I was released early this morning and just arrived home. I was pretty out of it yesterday after the surgery but fortunately my girlfriend was there to help me out as well as get the instructions from the surgeon. According to her they fixed my ankle with a plate and 9 screws including one long screw that goes horizontal and that screw will eventually come out. I'm looking at 8-12 weeks non weight bearing and a long recovery after that. Pain wise I'm doing okay now as I was given a nerve block but that will eventually wear off. So for now it's just rest and elevation of my leg and splint. Take care and hope everyone is doing well with their ankle injuries!
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