Ange 11:43am Mar 20 2018
I'm in NZ & also have found the free hospital system here incredible. I was helicoptered to hospital, had a 2 week stay - surgery after the 1st week. The surgeons and nurses made the whole nightmare so much easier to deal with. There understanding and care made me humble & so grateful.
I've got two plates one against tib & 1 against fiib, with screws running in betweeen. To me it just means once my fractures heal I'll have the most stable ankle ever! So I wouldn't worry too much about your plate - it just adds stability.
Keep your leg as elevated as much as possible over the next month. I found if it was down for even 5 minutes it throbbed.
trimalleolar fracture 22 Jan 18
Surgery 30 Jan 18 - 2 plates and 13 screws
Fiberglass cast nwb
NWB In Walker Boot 28 Feb 18
Starting 25% WB 19 Mar 18
Starting 75% wb and one crutch 11 Apr 18