I recently broke my ankle in 3 places and had surgery with screws and a plate. I will ask on my followup the number of screws etc. I was wondering if someone who had a trimalleolar fracture could elaborate on the recovery from the injury. I was told ill be walking again without a boot in 3 months but i want to know if ill ever be the same again. I am a very athletic person (im 5 foot 9 and can dunk) and sports are a large part of my life. I am 5 foot 9 185 lbs. Will i ever be able to squat heavy weights again? Will i ever be able to move like that again? Will i have pain ever step the rest of my life?

What are peoples experiances a year or two out?

Also, will getting my plate removed be smart if i am going to continue high impact activities?