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distal fibula fracture treatment

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
What's the ?: You failed to ask a question. What would you like to know?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
67 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Fibula fractures are pretty common but rarely do they lead to amputation. If amputation is being considered, it is probably for some other diagnosis- ... Read More
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not usually : The fibula is the smaller bone in the lower leg. Fractures may require surgery. There would have to be other injuries to result in the need for such ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nope.: Distal fibula and lateral ankle fractures usually repond well to immobilization and time. Displaced fractures may require open reduction and fixation. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
32 years experience Podiatry
It tells a lot: It means the outside of the ankle bone (fibula) is broken at the level of the ankle joint, and can extend outward and sometimes upward. The other sid ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Depends: On the fracture type, how well the surgery went, what the doc saw intraoperatively....Hence, all these questions should be discussed with your surgeon ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: Should not be worsening. I would have your leg rechecked by ortho
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Distal fibula: Yes. Generally the distal fibula has a good blood supply and heals reliably well. Metabolic problems and lack of immobilization can lead to non-unio ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Possible but unlikel: Most fractures will heal with stabilization, casting, and occasionally surgery. The fibula is the smaller bone of the lower leg. Unless there are oth ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
No unless: It is a compound fracture with extensive tissue damage or infection. It should heal if it is an isolated injury. Consult orthopedic surgeon.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
I always wonder: Whyi when you are put in the cast that is not discussed? Bone takes approx 6-8 weeks to heal. Xrays and clinical findings are taken into account so it ... Read More
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