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Is your surgeon happy that your ankle joint is stable?
i guess the answer is yes as i have no more appointments with the hospital.
i have the pins and plates still insitu.
I suspect than that what you are feeling is just normal post fracture pain.
With this type of severe injury it can take a minimum of 12 months to recover normal function and to be free of pain - sometimes longer.
All you can do is limit your activity as the pain allows and let the healing complete.
You may consider taking an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen - this would provide some relief.
Please get back to me if you wish.
I did wonder if it was anything to do with the tendon or ligament that runs in a"channel" by the mallus bone and that it was this that was popping out? I didn't mention that it is on the outside of my ankle/foot.
if this was a possibility what would be the consequences.
i do already take ibuprofen but only on short courses as i am alos a diabetic.
For sure you will have had a complete rupture of the talofibular ligament complex when you had your injury - however this would have been repaired at the time of your surgery and check by your surgeon thereafter- if this was not then the main symptoms would be " going over" on your ankle.