Kate B 4:17am Jun 12 2019
This has to be quick as I have to get moving to get ready for work, but thought I could share my experience as my break 3 years ago sounds similar to yours. Like you I wanted to know how long my recovery would be to be able to get back to walking and driving. Early on, through my research, I estimated 4 months, but ultimately I was walking soon after getting out of my cast at about 8 weeks. I took the next month or so to get back the flexibility and strength in my ankle and was driving at 3 months post op. Itís been many years since Iíve been a runner and prefer low or no impact cardio which has been fine. I still sometimes have to be careful going down stairs as I have a slightly restricted range of motion in that ankle to this day.
Sending healing vibes.
4/18/16 Tripped - Sprained left ankle, broke right - displaced oblique fib fx, dislocated tibiotalar joint, fx med. malleolus
4/25 ORIF 1 plate, 8 screws, ligament repair
6/6 boot, 50%WB
6/20 FWB, PT
Driving at the 3 month mark, continuing improvement