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Comment from: Russ23, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 19

I cracked my lower tibia 1 week ago, and the specialist said I also have a small chip just above the crack. From the accident on the first day you obviously have extreme pain part of which is similar to when you have a blood pressure test cuff squeezed on the upper arm. Only this is worse, and extremely bad when you lower your leg. I found that this symptom eased up a couple of days ago, then during the night when I tried to get up I found that the pain was so bad it took me ages to be able to lower my leg.

Comment from: Virginia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

I slipped on the ice and dislocated and broke my left ankle in three places. I had two surgeries, the first to set the bones, and the second to insert screws and a plate. This happened 7 weeks ago and I am using a boot and a cane. My ankle is bruised and swollen. Physical therapy is helping a lot. My current problem is that in wishing to resume my normal activities, I find myself to be so weary. Things I am used to doing with ease seem to tire me out. I'm not sure whether I should push ahead through the fatigue, or rest longer. I am getting frustrated and somewhat depressed.

Comment from: MidwestGal73, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 29

My ankle had 3 fractures. The symptoms immediately after breaking it (bike wreck) were: odd shape, the sensation of domino pieces or tile clanking together inside my ankle whenever it moved, and intense pain.


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