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Swollen painful ankle after suffering from webber c fracture. Foot in an aircast boot with two screws fixed. When will I recover?

7weeks ago,i sufferd webber c ankle fracture with two screws fixed,iam due to have screws removed in couple of weeks and iam now in an aircast boot bearing some wieght,its still very sore and stiff,even though iam moveing it abit,and still swells,is this normal?i just wanted idea on how long before i can lose these cruches and start to walk on my own again or even with just the boot?
Asked On : Mon, 9 Jul 2012
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The postop care and instructions following an ankle fracture repair are very important to follow to help ensure a good outcome. There is always a period of immobilization and non-weight bearing, followed by a period of gradual and progressive weight bearing, and then finally a period of full weight bearing and reconditioning. Those time frames are specific to your individual problem and it is important to follow your surgeons postop plan for you. The swelling and stiffness is a normal progression in the postop period and can be helped with compression and range of motion exercises that are specifically assigned to you by your surgeon.
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