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re broken ankle

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  • Posted By: christineb
  • November 19, 2009
  • 06:17 AM

I broke my ankle i march and was taken to hospital by ambulance. i was diagnosed with a broken and dislocated ankle. I was takento theatre where they sorted out my dislocation and got be back into place and they had put a blackslab plastercast on my leg from just below he knee to my toes. i had the operation to repair my ankle almost a week later and then was discharged the next day after 6 weeks they took the plaster off and x rayed my ankle. when i saw the specialist he showed me the xray and explained that the break was healing well. but that during the
operation one of the screw was actually sticking out of my bone buthe explained this was often thecase and that it shouldnt cause me any cause for concern. I went to the phsyio sessions and did all the exercises tha i was shown all the way throgh my appointments i told the phsyio that it was still swelling up and also quite painfull she said that it was ***g very well and that i didnt need to go and see her anymore. i explained that i was still getting a lot of pain and also swellin up more. bt she just said that it would take some time beforeit completely healed up. since then ive seen 2 doctors at my own gp.s. and also gone bac to the hospital where i had another xray but i was old that it had healed nicely but he couldnt tell me why it was still swellinhg up and why i was in so much pain. now this is getting een worse and is even swlling up even when im not walking on the ankle. what is my next step to finding outwha is the matter s with my ankle and any treatment i might be able to have to make y life get back to normal many thanks

CHRISTINE BARRETT

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