January 2017, a ladder slipped out from under me and sent me straight down about 16'- 18', landing on my feet. Guess you could say I stuck the landing. Except that I basically broke both legs and was in a wheelchair for a few months. My right ankle was pretty much destroyed requiring a metal bracket to surgically installed, leaving behind a scar that reminds me of Frankenstein's Converse Hightop. Just one of them. Haha. So no complications to speak of really. I've been vertical and walking for almost 2 months maybe (albeit a little funny - you could use one finger and tip me like a sleeping cow probably). The scar is healing nicely for the most part. It's been about 6 months, both my feet still swell nightly by the time I turn in. Don't know when that's gonna go away. 2 days ago I scratched an itch at the incision site and accidentally peeled off a small scab where one of the sutures had been. This particular one never quite healed and turned to flesh like the rest of the suture scars. It retained a small scab-like crust all this time. Ortho said don't worry about it a few post ops ago. When it came off as I scratched, it didn't even bleed. Just... nothing. So I went about my business. That night, going to bed, that sock was very wet and I found that I could literally squeeze my swollen ankle and cause the fluid to discharge from where the scab had been. It has been continually draining on its own ever since. Left untouched, every minute or two a small drop of clear fluid just rolls down my ankle like a teardrop. It actually left a wet spot on my matress and I saturated a large band-aid with a piece of paper towel under it in a couple of hours. Like wring it out saturated. (FYI: fluid is clear, like water. No fevern, heat or redness. I did have celuitis in the other ankle a few weeks ago- that's gone after antibiotics. I suspect it is the same fluid that accumulates causing my feet and ankles to swell into cankles. I supposed I didn't need to be so long winded about it, but why is this happening 6 months later? By now I would think that the scar tissue is complete all the way down this hole which is now functioning as a drainage channel from below all the dermal tissue, and the skin won't be actually fusing together as it should have long ago. Is this correct? And why did it happen to this one lonely suture site and nowhere else along my 8" scar?