Post operation picture. The doctor said that the fibula is ok like it is. I have some doubts. I was thinking about getting a second opinion. It seems like he should have put a plate and a couple screws to hold it straight.
Well sean, since my brother went through a verryyyy similar accident, breaking the fibula and tibula almost exactly where you did yours and he has 3 plates and 25 screws and he can play basketball and softball no problem... so yes, get a 2nd opinion fast, that dosen't look right at all for something that could be plated and screwed easily, and should have been done already at the same time as the other one.
SO, I called my doctors office this morning. My doc is on vacation until the end of next week. I swear that dude is on vacation every time I call. So I ask to see any doctor in the facility. Next available appointment is mid next week. I said all I want is somebody to look at some X-rays and tell me if they look good or not. They set me up with an appointment with a nurse practitioner. So I go in. Nobody in the building can look at the X-rays I have because nobody has a CD-ROM drive. So I explain what's happening, the nurse practitioner explains she can't help me and will make a call to set me up with an ortho specialist. She leaves to help me get the earliest possible appointment. When she comes back she said that she spoke briefly with one of the doctors and he told her that they don't do anything for the fibula when it breaks. WEIRD
So I guess this is how it's supposed to be. The doctor that did the operation said that after some time that the bone would fuse together and be stronger that it was before the break.