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Ankle sprain avulsion fracture

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine 42 years experience
Ankle Injury: If you have an avulsion fracture of the talus it depends on the size of the avulsion. Not seeing your xray it is tough to recommend treatment. Howeve... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Yes: You break a bone it hurts! should be non weight bearing and immobilized if not displaced. Avulsion fracture may need to be removed if large.
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 32 years experience
Avulsion fx: Answer is yes. It will take about 4-6 weeks to heal. You need to be in a camwalker boot for at least 3 weeks.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
No: But you probably need a cam walking boot to immobilize the area. Best to see your podiatrist.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Cast: Not necessarily. See your podiatrist - he/she will give you the best advise based on the physical evaluation and x rays / MRI . Good luck.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
Depends: If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fu... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Kormylo
Podiatry 14 years experience
Depends on routine: Typically a patient with this type of injury can get back on an exercise bicycle with light resistance at 4-6 weeks. High impact activity like running... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 46 years experience
See an orthopedist: You need to be evaluated by an orthopedist. You may need surgery to repair or remove the avulsed segment of bone but at the least you will probably ne... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
The avulsion frag...: ...may B very small, & oblique x-rays often needed 2 C them. The injury is quite traumatic & should B suspected after just the exam. If the s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Severe sprain: Most, not all avulsion fractures around the ankle are treated in a manner very similar to a severe ankle sprain. The ligaments that hold the bones of ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Rehabilitation: Most avulsion fractures are treated conservatively with pain and swelling control and early return to activities. Ofter bracing or splinting are used... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Take longer: It take 4-6 weeks for a wound to heal . If you are concern check with your surgeon specially if you did have any hard ware like plater and writes and ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Serious injury.: The ligaments around the injury area were stronger than the bone they were attached to. The ligaments held, but pulled a portion of the bone off. Two... Read More

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