Hello, I am trying to get some advice on a medical standards question which must probably crop up quite often. I broke my ankle last summer on a sports sky-diving course (tri-malleolar fracture), and had a plate and lots of screws put in. It's healed pretty well, and I have no problem running, doing sport etc. The only issues I have now is the occasional soreness after hard running, and pain if I bang the area where the screws are, which is right under the inside ankle. The screws probably affect my range of movement as well (not that you would notice with boots on). As I'm coming up to a year since the operation, I am quite keen to have another operation to have the screws taken out, for the reasons above, but I am a reservist and am thinking of volunteering for a mobilisation next year and don't want to spend ages medically downgraded because of a second operation. Was wondering what the score is. Have tried to get answers through the unit, unsuccessfully so far.