Hi, I recently fractured my fibula when I twisted my ankle on uneven surface and fell.
Initially, I thought it was a regular ankle sprain, so I didn’t go to see a doc.
However, I went to the ER yesterday, and they took X-Rays, which revealed the fracture. I had an appt with the ortho surgeon today, and he said that I will need to have surgery where they will put in a plate with screws.
I’m scheduled to have surgery tomorrow.
What am I in for? I’ve never broken anything before (22 yrs old), so I’m not sure what to expect. What are the pros/cons of leaving the screws/plate in after some time goes by? Will I be able to run again/play sports/lift weights? What’s the recovery time like, and will I need to see a physical therapist afterwards? If anyone can share their experience with this operation, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thanks