When did you walk again?

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I am 7 weeks post op, and I have gotten the okay from my surgeon to be fully weight bearing at 8 weeks post op. 

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    I am 4 weeks post op and can stand the weight of my leg now, I am supposed to start weight bearing exercises at 5 weeks and should be full bearing by 6 weeks but I'm scared.

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    I’m currently 9 weeks post op and im still not weight bearing yet. Only 50%. Im supposed to be fully weight bearing at 11 weeks.  I had a trimalleolar fracture with syndesmotic tears, so not sure if the type of break make a difference. 
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    Anyone who has been through this, how long was it until you could walk without any assistance ( crutches, walker)?
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    My op was on 23 March, 3 weeks post op I was full weight bearing in the air boot and from 8 May without the boot. I did not use crutches at any time. The big screws were removed on 18 June and this made my ankle movement easier.
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      seems we had the surgery in the same week, tell me more about hardware removal? was it a tough surgery? or 10 min surgery as my doc says? how long did it take you to come back and walk again? my doc said 1 day only? and how do you feel after removal? 
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      Hi Kilanyworld, I was told by my surgeon that it was going to be a quick op but I cannot say how long it took as I had a general anaesthetic. I walked straight away and there was not much pain. Once the dressing and bandages came off two weeks after, my ankle was

      moving much better than before the screws removal.

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      Wow! I just called the doc and asked for appointment to remove hardware, thank you Anna, I was afraid that i'll set @ home a week, and can't for my work! I have a startup and i have to work all the time and follow up.. I am fine staying home the day of operation, but the next morning i should move my ass 

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    Break-3/13/18 ORIF same day,trimalleolar break and syndesmotic

    NWB until 5/03

    WB as tolerated 5/16-he said 50-75%

    100% WB 6/04

    I started walking without the boot fully 7/13

    Now my pt has me in 2 shoes with my cane,I started with a shoe on good ankle,my boot and my walker. You're healing great! You can do it!

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    Started walking two weeks post ORIF, limp free about 3 1/2 weeks after ORIF and running 7 weeks after. I’m about 16 weeks post ORIF and have regained about 90% range motion and strength. Work on range of motion every single day; work on hip strength as well. It’ll all turn out for the better. 
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