I broke my ankle (trimaellor) fracture on the 6th May this year.
Titanium plate and 9 screws..
I'm walking and jogging - and cycling a fair bit..
Still swells bad by the end of the day, but if I wear my compression socks, its normally fine.
It doesn't really hurt, but it feels different from the other leg - my guess is that it always will, and I'll just get used to it.
They tell me they want to leave the hardware in..its just under the skin on the outside of my ankle, gives a sting if you cross your legs or move your legs wrong in bed..I'll be seeing the doc again in coming months to see if its ok to have out...I'd feel better (even if my leg doesn't) if it wasn't in there..