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How long before complete healing after a right calcaneus ORIF surgery?

I was in a car accident where my right calcaneus was completely shattered.  I was put in an external fixator for a little over 2 months and then had ORIF surgery where a cadaver was put in along with a plate and i believe about 9 or 10 screws.  I am fully weight bearing now and use my foot fully with the exception of limited range of motion of the ankle.  My main issue is that if I am on my feet for a long period of time, my ankle will swell up real bad and sometimes my foot will even feel swollen.  I had my ex-fix was done in August 2013 and my ORIF in October 2013.

How long before I should be able have extensive use of my foot without pain and swelling?  Is something that will take a few years or is there the possibility that this would be a lifetime issue?  Or is this something that I should have looked back into again that should have been completely healed up by now?
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Hello and welcome to MedHelp's forums.  We appreciate your question.  Please do follow up with your doctor to discuss this situation further.  It has been quite some time since your surgery and understand why you are concerned that you are still having issues such as swelling and pain.  Here is an older medhelp post in which a medhelp doctor weighed in on a similar situation. https://www.medhelp.org/posts/Orthopedics--Sports-Medicine/Ankle-pain-and-swelling-2-years-after-surgery/show/720370.  ;

What strikes me about that post is that you could also be having similar issues.  Here is some information on post traumatic arthritis.   https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/14616-post-traumatic-arthritis.  Swelling could be a sign that this is going on and you should be evaluated by your doctor. They will likely do a physical, x rays and possibly a ct scan. If this is the cause of the issue, there are different things that they can try to help the situation.  First though, you must be diagnosed.  

Is it a possibility to get in to see your doctor?
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