I have not had any studies done of the arterial supply to the leg. I was told that it would take time for the circulation to improve after such a bad break and ORIF, but almost a year seems a very long time to have to wait for improvement.
From what you tell me, the problem is certainly venous rather than arterial. In any case I take aspirin daily as a general precaution. I will check to see if horse chestnut is available in my country (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Exercise in a pool is not an option for me, but as part of my daily exercises I "air cycle" lying on my back. I have regained pretty well full mobility of the ankle (including rotation) so the circulation, and the painful hip impeding walking, are my main problems. Do you have any suggestions for the hip, other than pain killers?
Thank you - I was not aware that I needed to take ibuprofen consistently so I will try that.