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Ankle broke during replacement. Had a bone graft. How long should I do the non-weight bearing?

I had an ankle replacement 11 weeks ago. When my surgeon did the ankle replacement she broke my ankle. She put a plate and 2 screws in to hold it together. After my 7 week check up they found that the bone was not mending. I then went for surgery 2 weeks ago and had a bone graft and 3 k wires inserted in the ankle (inside). The xrays look great. The bone graft worked. It does not hurt at all. How long should I do the no weight bearing on this ankle

Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Hello, for any fracture or bone graft to consolidate it takes minimum of 12 weeks plus radiological and clinical signs of union. I advise you not to bear weight because if anything wrong happens it will be a Hercules task to repair all. Follow the advise of your surgeon on weight bearing, strictly.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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