dcb_Debra 3:56am Feb 12 2018
Tilly, CONGRATULATIONS on getting this far! I was discharged from the fracture clinic at about 6 weeks post-op (I think) and sent for physio. I felt relief that I was progressing.
Re. the vulnerability, keep taking at least one crutch with you when out and about, even if you don't feel you need it - it is a visible signal that e.g. you need to use the rail going down stairs, and will move slowly etc.
The limp will improve as your ankle range of motion increases and your leg strength improves. Make sure you DO THE EXERCISES that the physio gives you, as often as you are supposed to - it really does help. And keep elevating your leg when you are sitting down, as it's going to take a while for circulation to get back to normal.
I was lucky and didn't have to cope with any numbness. It could be associated with the plate, or with nerve damage during the surgery. And it might improve or might not. Sorry I can't be more reassuring on that front.
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!