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hi, i twisted my ankle walking up a curb on the 11th of may this year, fracturing it in 3 places and badly damaging some tendons and muscle. I had ORIF surgery on the 29th may (2 plates and nine screws) , was in a cast for 6 weeks, then a boot and was non weightbaring for 8 weeks total. I got the all clear to weightbare on the 29th July and to date i can fully weightbare , walk unaided and manage stairs etc....alot slower than before the injury but i was proud that I had achieved this much. My problem is that as much as i have improved i still cannot bend my knee without lifting my heel very far... my joint and achilles are still very stiff and my physio has given me one exercise to do...i stand with my leg on a chair..while my husband uses a belt to pull my knee forward while holding my foot in place. My physio keeps saying that i have passed the minimum point that they would want me to achieve eg being able to handle the stairs and so anything past this is a bonus and that at the 6 month point from the date of my op i will have made all the improvement that i will be able to make and my ankle will not get any better... i was told on a few occasions by my surgeon and consultant that my recovery will take the best part of a year but now i am panicking as according to my physio i have only three months to get my joint unlocked or i will have to live with it as it is. Can anyone tell me if which timeline is more realistic.
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