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Flake fracture ankle

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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Dr. Kristine Nemes
Podiatry 18 years experience
Do not cause crush: While screws and plates do not cause a crush injury in the same area, they certainly do weaken the bone where they are. The plate takes some of the l... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Not really: Most often if an injury occurs to an area that has been fixed it usually isn't an issue unless the previous hardware was damaged. Get x-ray to find ou... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Evaluate and xray: After having a foot/ankle evaluation, an xray would determine if a bone is fractured (broken).
Dr. John Callahan
Podiatry 24 years experience
X-ray: See your family physician or a podiatric physician and have a x-ray taken and evaluated.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Need : X-rays to determine if it is indeed broken.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Get an xray: An x-ray of the ankle and an examination by a foot/ankle specialist will determine if you have a fracture.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends: A fractured ankle has varying degrees of severity. If you had a mild fracture and did not require surgery it might be a little as 3 months. If you had... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Maybe: A bone stimulator will help to shorten the healing time but is not used primarly unless there are other medical problems deterring healing.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Pain: Pain, swelling, bruising, .
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Couple: Keep the foot elevated and take medication as prescribed.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Follow Dr's orders: Treatments, casts, surgery, bone simulators, electric stim all help but bone heals on average in 8 to 12 weeks.

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