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Avulsion fracture ankle

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
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.

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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
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Immobilization: Usually immobilization by cast or cam walker will do it but if a large piece of bone is pulled off them surgery may be indicated.
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 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Taddeo
Podiatry 26 years experience
Simple fracture: Should take about 6-8 weeks to heal enough to do moderate activity
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Reinjury/ insuff. Rx: If not enough immobilization following sprain or avulsion fracture, followed by not enough rehabilitation therapy, injury and chronic pain may recur. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Fracture pain: It is quite common for pt to cause the pain to increase initially. If this gets progressively worse then i would be concerned.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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No wiggling or flexi: It usually take# at least 6 weeks for fractures to heal hence immobilization for that period, preferably with no weight bearing. Patience is key! NSAI... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: It means that you tore off a piece of bone from the main bone and it has never healed back to the bone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me help you: What most likely you did aggravated old injury or have new injury. Go and have x-ray done to see what happen. Good luck.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Not healed: That it hurts after weight bearing means that you cannot "tolerate" it. So u are not ready to most fractures take 6-8 weeks to become asymptomatic. W... Read More

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