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Ankle plates and skiing

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Well given I now have a metal plate and 7 screws holding my ankle (fibula) together I was wondering how folks with similar have got on with their ski boots once back to fitness, I'm guessing at least a new liner will be needed as I guess my ankle is a different shape now.
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I needed a hole cut out the liner and for the shell to be expanded around the ankle and then it was fine. Was impossibly painful prior to the adjustments
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Thanks, looks like there will be a trip down to Lockwoods once I'm mobile again, though will also have a word with the rehab folks to see if they think it should stay in or be taken out.
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@davkt, let things settle properly before adjusting anything.
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@Hells Bells, It will be late summer / early autumn before I can even think about putting on boots again, just wondering what to expect! All the enforced sitting around is giving me too much tinking time!


Last edited by Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do. on Sat 11-03-17 23:31; edited 1 time in total
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There seems to be loads of debate about whether to leave the screws in, I have a plate and 7 screws too put in in May when broke tib and fib and was told I can't get them taken out for a minimum of 18months whatever. They seem, in france at least, keen to take them out eventually but I think if all feels fine why go through another surgery unless necessary! I was really worried about skiing this season but it has been great once the boots were adjusted. Good luck with rehab etc, it's a horrible injury but there is light at the end of the tunnel!
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@julietp, I'm sure I'll get good advice from Wimbledon Clinic when I see them regardless of what the NHS intend to keep things simple. Have already had a bit of a falling out with the hospital physios who were clearly of the mindset that at 52 years old all they need do for me is sort me so I can hobble down the shops with a walking stick and they seemed rather surprised that my plan was to be back running, cycling, skiing and offshore yacht racing once fixed!
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Broke my ankle a few years ago. I think I was in plaster for 2 months, was cycling again one the plaster came off and skiing at the start of the season (so 6 months off). However I had a huge amount of pain and bruising every time I put weight on my ankle. It was ok in ski boots but I was at the hobbling to the shops stage. Had the plates out, about a month to hike again but no improvement in pain. Another couple of years of hobbling around then doctor recommended some quack new age treatment which seems to have fixed things more or less. Still have some pain 12 years on and a weak left ankle. Basically running isn't for me now.

I didn't have the liner of my boots adjusted, it didn't even occur to me, isn't that why the liners are padded a bit?
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Mine are thermal moulded liners so if the shape of my ankle has changed there are going to be problems!
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davkt wrote:
Mine are thermal moulded liners so if the shape of my ankle has changed there are going to be problems!


Nah, they'll remould with wear. The only liners that will cause issues are those foam injected ones.
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Hey I suggest you to seek advice from a good doctor about this issue.
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