Lorike 8:00am Apr 29 2017
Wow I can't believe how long some of your injuries have taken to heal. I don't have that level of patience.
Just wondering if you have a metal plate in your leg as that would hold things together so you could weight bare while the healing continues? Also healing time apparently are strongly linked to how old you are at the time of the injury. I broke the Tibia and fibula about half an inch above the ankle joint 10 years ago. Had metal plate put in (still have it and have been told the surgery to remove it is too complicated and risky so it will be there for life). Anyway I was out of cast after 6 weeks and started physio. Starting to weight bear as soon as cast was off and driving I think 2 weeks later. They never showed me how much the bone had repaired on xray until follow up at 12 months post surgery and i asked specialist when it would be completely fixed as I still rolled my ankle easily, had reduced movement in my ankle and a small amount of pain. He told me that as I had old bones he was actually impressed with how much movement I had and how well the bone had healed. I pulled him up and said "I'm not old. I'm only 33" and he said yes, in terms of bones that is old! He said kids bones heal quickly and fully, teenagers can taken a little longer but generally heal completely, by the time we are in our 20's they might not heal 100% and in our 30's and onwards it just gets worse. Not sure how old you are but this could impact on it. I was also warned that due to the location of the injury I have a high likelihood of developing early onset arthritis in the ankle joint. Luckily so far I'm still in the clear for that.
Anyway on March 12th I injured the same leg/ankle. This time no broken bones but I have torn two ligaments in my ankle. I have been told that due to the earlier injury and having the metal plate in my leg it has made this injury more complex and recovery will be slower than normal. :-(Pauline M Hall wrote:
> Broke my tibia distally on Jan 22nd 2015 and finally came out
> of the sixth cast in July of that year. There was very slow
> healing for many weeks but, finally, a CT was done instead of
> Xray and that showed more healing had taken place than the
> Xray had implied.
> I had no pain either and was in despair that my leg would
> ever heal. After a further three months in the aircast boot
> and loads of PT and patience I am now walking fine. Courage!!
> March 2017 - complete tear anterior talofibular ligament and partial tear calcaneofibular ligament.
Jan 2007 - Broke tibia and fibula. Metal plate half an inch above ankle joint. Some pain and stiffness a decade later!