drive until 9 weeks post-op for right ankle fractures. For left ankle fractures return to driving is generally ok when you are out of the splint, are off of pain medications and have minimal pain in the ankle. II. Rehabilitation Protocol 0-6 Weeks Post-Op a. Non weight bearing to the operative ankle for 6 weeks from the date of surgery (minimum). Hi, i had a bad ankle break like 5 months ago, had the surgery and screws, plates etc inserted, non weight bearing for 3.5 months. Eventually, with the use of both crutches i started "walking" then just over a month, i was scheduled for the hardware removal surgery. Aug 06, 2009 · The laws can vary from state to state, you will also want to check w/ your insurance co. I also injured my right leg broken tib/fib just above my ankle. My injury was on 1/15, had ext. fixator, 2 surgeries, 2 plates 16 screws with my second surgery on 1/28. My OS gave me the OK to drive the first week of April. After the healthcare provider and surgery team have secured the bone, the layers of skin and muscle around your leg will be repaired. What happens after ankle fracture open reduction and internal fixation? Talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect after your surgery. Ankle Surgery. After undergoing a physical examination by a doctor, discussing your medical history, and having X-rays and possibly additional tests performed, your physician will determine whether you need ankle surgery. When the procedure takes place, the bone fragments of the ankle must be re-positioned into the appropriate alignment. Hi, i had a bad ankle break like 5 months ago, had the surgery and screws, plates etc inserted, non weight bearing for 3.5 months. Eventually, with the use of both crutches i started "walking" then just over a month, i was scheduled for the hardware removal surgery. Dec 05, 2013 · Here are just a few of the emails I mentioned - some are complete, some are just snippets of longer ones: Broken ankle person #1: I had ankle surgery 6 weeks and 2 days ago on my lower fibula (one metal plate and five screws) after falling while penny skateboarding.