dcb_Debra 7:36am Jan 29 2018
Robert, I suspect he's trying to reduce the amount of weight that the hardware takes, so increasing loading of the bone, in order to stimulate bone growth: bones remodel in response to load, so lack of fracture closure could be due to not enough load through the bone to encourage it to heal (you could think of this as the bone being "lazy": the hardware is taking the load so the bone doesn't see why it needs to do anything). Partial weight bearing should encourage the bone to heal ("oh, I am expected to bear some weight- better grow so I can do that!"), and removing the screws would further encourage that.
But if you want to be sure, ask your doctor!
Fibula Fx lat. malleolus Weber B 12 June 2015
ORIF plate 18 June. Cast problems (allodynia) so boot from 25th but NWB.
25 July start PWB in boot, 7 Aug PWB without boot. 14th Aug few steps FWB.
9 Sept 10-steps jog 25 Sept: PT says go run!