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07-30-2010, 01:32 PM
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spitfires07
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hey man, I broke my left tibia when I was 14 and I had surgery as well. My foot was at a 90 degree angle to my leg if you can picture that, kind looked like an L. Anyways, it took me about 6 weeks in cast to heal, i started walking after 3-4 weeks.

start walking as early as possible (without pain of course), it will help to repair the tendons and muscle tissue surrounding the ankle, also like the other poster mentioned swimming (or just walking in the shallow end of a pool) is very good as well

if you go see a physiotherapist, do all the exercises they tell you to do, for example, I had to rotate my ankle clockwise and counterclockwise on a daily basis, the exercises will help a lot

when I started skating again I noticed that my tight turns and pivots had a lost a little, but I regained that over time

don't worry though, skating is like riding a bike and once you're on the ice it will feel natural again

best of luck

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