Patient Comments: Dislocated Ankle - Treatment


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Comment from: Cj, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I dislocated my ankle and broke my fibula 12 weeks ago. I had 8 screws and 2 plates put in during surgery the same day, and 6 weeks post-operation 2 screws were taken out and replaced with tight rope anchors. I'm now driving again, and the past 2 days I've not worn my moon boot. Today my ankle is extremely swollen, but I have also been far more active today than in a long time (picking up timber for my fireplace, walking on uneven ground to do so).

Comment from: Rolly, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 21

I fell and dislocated my ankle as well as broke three bones. It was relocated and operated upon last Saturday and have not put any weight on it, just moved my knee and toes. Some people are saying it will take 10 weeks for recovery.

Comment from: Terry, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 21

I broke my ankle and dislocated it, had plates and screws, and then in twelve months a tight rope. It has been a very painful experience. I am two years post operation and still quite sore, and it swells off and on. Pain has been the biggest issue. Good luck.

Comment from: Jody, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

One year post dislocated ankle I have been unable to resume running or any prolonged heavy weight bearing activities. I still have significant swelling and pain on prolonged activity. I'm a nurse and it is frustrating knowing this is as good as it gets.


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