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I had a motorcycle accident Feb 17, 2017. I broke my ankle with compound fractures of the tibia and fibula. I had surgery within a few hours of the accident because of the open breaks - ended up with 1 plate and about 15 screws (pic attached). Supposed to be NWB for 10 - 12 weeks. However, I've been working it for a couple of weeks and can bear full weight and walk with a boot without any pain now, in week 8. But, I still use my crutches for anything more than a quick few steps here or there. My ankle is still very tight as is the calf - feels as though it will tear. My only concern is the swelling and bright red coloration. If I elevate it goes down. But, its back as soon as I'm up and moving the next day. Is this normal?
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