Thank you very much for the review of your recovery to date. The link I posted quite a while ago reviewing ankle fractures (http://www.rcsed.ac.uk/fellows/lvanr...nkle/ankle.htm
) indicated improvement may occur up to 9 years post-fracture. Recently my restoration of dorsal flexion has plateaued at +8 degrees (normal +15). I walk normally, but can feel the lack of normal flexion when ascending, and especially descending stairs. If by next Fall I have not achieved a better range of flexion I'm currently willing to endure the discomfort associated with plate removal. Ultimately it may not improve my status, but the gamble seems worth it to me.
If and when I get the hardware out I'll post my final results here for consideration by those who may yet fracture their ankle.