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Old 05-01-2012, 05:40 AM   #1
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Broken ankle - Fibula - Tibia

I broke my ankle 6 weeks ago the fibula bone but then the hospital sait something about the tibia bone.

I needed surgery and was off my feet in a cast for 6 weeks now.

I'm scheduled to have the cast removed on sunday and have new xrays done.

However what am i to expext from the recovery once the cast is off? will I be able to walk or what? also should i get some form of support to support my ankle when i start walking?

anyone been through this?

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Re: Broken ankle - Fibula - Tibia

Assuming the x-rays show that the bone has healed well, you will probably be told to "transition" back to walking. This might mean partial weight bearing, putting a little bit of weight on the foot while still using the crutches to support yourself.

You will probably be using some other support. You might be prescribed a special boot called a CAM walker, or you might have a smaller brace or ACE bandage. You will also have to do exercises to strengthen your leg and ankle.

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