Recovering from a broken ankle

Hi All,
I broke my fibula on July 6, 2006 - it's a spiral fracture of the tibula with some torn ligaments to boot.
I had surgery on July 15th - 2 mteal screws placed in ankle. After having plaster cast on for 10 days - I went back to the doctor and he said I must keep the cast on until August 29th - which will be about 6.5 weeks total.

I'm a very active person and want to do everything I possibly can to rehab quickly. Should I look into getting the plaster cast off sooner and go with fiberglass or an air cast to start physio? Or am I getting too anxious? I've been doing some ankle movements (drawing the alphabet with my big toe) to try and strengthen the ankle.

Should I seek a second opinion from another doctor. Anyone have similar experiences?

thanks!

Posted By Chuck on July 28, 2006 at 10:53:00:

The AS-101-Laced Ankle Guard by McDavid. The best in back to play rehabilitation. Comes with reusable stays to provide added rigidity that may be removed after recovery.

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