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Broken ankle

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Pain, swelling, difficulty standing and walking.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain with deformity: Most ankle fractures occur from a twisting injury. If you had an injury, and have difficulty standing or walking because of pain, have an evaluation. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Cast or boot: Depending on the type of injury, you may be offered a cast or more likely a boot. For the first few weeks, you will be non weightbearing until the hea ... Read More
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Depends on type: Some ankle fractures require surgery and some can be treated by immobilization. Factors that guide the treatment opinion of your doctor include: locat ... Read More
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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Broken Ankle: Depending on the nature of the injury and if your ankle is unstable, it can be treated either with a cast or walking boot or with surgery.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Get exam: You need to have an exam to see if it is arthritis or even more remotely an non complete union of the fracture.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Cartilage injury: Fractures of the ankle can result in post-traumatic arthritis either imediately or come on years later. Scar tissue and/or cartilage damage is the mos ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noahleen Betts
19 years experience Podiatry
Diagnositic test: The first line of diagnostic test is an x-ray.
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A female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Broken ankle: pain, swelling, inability to stand, inability to walk
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
19 years experience Podiatry
Broken ankle : With any ankle injury you will develop swelling an pain. With a fracture you could see a black and blue around your heel. Severe pain. And in a se ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: While the bone usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often continue to have symptoms beyond that time. This is due to the soft tissue injury that also o ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let us try: Symptoms of an ankle fracture can be similar to those of ankle sprains (pain), though typically they are often more severe by comparison. It is exceed ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
36 years experience sports medicine
Ankle: A nondisplaced lateral malleolar fracture usually takes around 8 weeks to heal.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Physical therapy: Therapy to help strengthen the muscles and range of motion exercises will help to decrease the limp.
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