OMG I have the same injury on my left ankle! Spiral fracture on both tib and fib. 1 support plate, 12 lateral pins, and 1 vertical pin for support. To top it off I tore my achilles tendon as well. I was out for almost a year and 8 months till I started walking on crutches with weight bearing. I feel for you as I gained 30lbs. due to inactivity and depression. I went from 5'4 145lbs to 175lbs in the course of 1.5 years. I just started running after 3 years of rehab and recovery. I'm slowly getting back into shape as I've lost 20lbs. hitting the treadmill and elliptical machine. Diet is definitely the key, mixed with physical therapy. Canned tuna and steamed chicken with brown rice will be your best friend. Have one cheat day so you won't go crazy. I can say that my ankle is only 85% the way it used to be. I wish you all the best and try to stay positive.
Last edited by Poppin Fresh; 07-01-2011 at 08:01 AM.