tri malleolar fracture

I have a tri malleolar fracture of my left ankle (in june). Had screws in my medial malleoli , posterior tibia left alone, and a plate on my fibula. The plate has screws at the proximal and distal plate. The screws for the mid plate were left out because of a comminuted, spiral fracture. There is a large part of the fibula sitting anterior to posterior. Orthopedic surgeon says it will be fine, that I will always have the plate even if it doesn't heal. I went to a foot and ankle surgeon who says in need an "interfixator" screw to bring the fracture together and then put the plate on top. What should I do? Are there any reprecussions for leaving a non union fracture of the fibula alone? I have alot of pain but not particularly in the area of the fibula. It's mostly in the anterior (dorsal) area of the ankle joint.

Posted By Debbie on October 13, 2003 at 18:22:53:

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