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In February i had double break and dislocated my ankle at football.

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In February i had double break and dislocated my ankle at football. i have had it pinned and plated. i have started my rehabilitation and now my ankle pops by the mallus bone and i feel i need to put it back into place.

what is it i have done and what can be done to cure it?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.



Is your surgeon happy that your ankle joint is stable?


Dr jef

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

i guess the answer is yes as i have no more appointments with the hospital.


i have the pins and plates still insitu.

Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.



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.


Dr Jef


Please get back to me if you wish.



Customer: replied 7 years ago.

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.


Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.



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.


Dr Jef

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