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Hi everyone. Would like some feedback from people who have had acute ankle injury. I'm 13 weeks post op ankle surgery. I saw my X-ray today and have an ankle full of plates and screws. I can see the fibula has plates and screws and another long screw going in from the other side ( which gives me some pain) also I have another 2 rows of what looks like plates and screws running down the front of my ankle. Not sure what this is for. I was once again told this is one of the worse ankle breaks and I will get arthritis in this ankle. I was told to now try to start walking without boot. I can hardly hobble and need a crutch to prop me up. I am snail pace hobbling and more confident in boot. I'm nearly 60 years old and the bones are still healing. How long before I will be back walking at my fast pace. ? I have a very physical job and on my feet 8 hours a day looking after the aged nearly full time. How long before I can be competent in my field of work? I am feeling down and wonder if I'll ever be back to my fit, active self. I was so fit and since the accident my life has completely changed. This has been a very hard challenging time for me both mentally and physically. I am living independently and I'm so worried things will never be the same. I would love to hear feedback from anyone in a similar situation. I need to earn a living but sometimes think my present work will now be too demanding for me. I have had physio and will have some more shortly . My ankle has about 80% of movement ,stiffness still at the outer side of my ankle and all across the front it feels as if someone has their hand around it and are squeezing it. I need more knowledge on my situation from people who have also had the same/ similar trauma. Again this the worse end of the spectrum of ankle breaks and don't want to be compared to someone young or with a fibula only ankle break and please I mean no disrespect there.
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