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recovering from broken ankle

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 29, 2006
  • 02:32 PM

I broke my fibula on July 6, 2006 - it's a spiral fracture of the fibula with some torn ligaments to boot.
I had surgery on July 15th - 2 mteal screws placed in ankle. After having plaster cast on for 10 days - I went back to the doctor and he said I must keep the cast on until August 29th - which will be about 6.5 weeks total.

I'm a very active person and want to do everything I possibly can to rehab quickly. Should I look into getting the plaster cast off sooner and go with fiberglass or an air cast to start physio? Or am I getting too anxious? I've been doing some ankle movements (drawing the alphabet with my big toe) to try and strengthen the ankle.

Should I seek a second opinion from another doctor. Anyone have similar experiences?

thanks!

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