Brief Medical History Overview
Displaced lateral malleolus fracture surgery
Can anyone please give me some advice. I've recently been told I need surgery to repair a fractured lateral malleolus on my right ankle. The tip of the bone has completely "snapped off" where the ligaments attach to the bone. This is an old (about 10 years) injury, but is giving me increasing pain.
(Been giving me significant pain in the last 2 years when playing football after recovering from cruciate reconstruction surgery to the same leg!!)
My surgeon said he is going to remove the bone that is displaced rather than re-attach it to the main bone, and re-attach the ligaments from the removed bone to the fibula. I have not read anything about this procedure so can anyone tell me their experiences, recovery times - pain etc. etc. My surgeon also told me I would be in a weight baring cast for 6 weeks.
Thanks in advance of any response.