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how long after a broken ankle can i drive

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Insurance issue: Get into accident before ankle fully healed it may affect your liability. Talk this over with your orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your surgeon: They know the degree of the damage and the extent of the surgery done and can give you the best answer.
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
At least -: Two months! not enough info for exact answer! for example, what type of fracture? What has been done?
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
Talk to your doc.: You really need to be cleared by the doctor who fixed your ankle before surfing or starting any other activity.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Talk to your DR: It is variable depnding on what the x-ray shows about the healing status of the ankle.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If you had an intraarticular fx if possible that you are developing osteoarthritis of the ankle joint(crumbling bone", this occur very often when fx w ... Read More
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on a number: Of reasons, which your ortho surgeon should be able to explain, after an examination and some xrays. If its making noises it might be an early post tr ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
D/w orthopod: This really depends on the injury. I would discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. An on-line physician has no way to know the extent of injury or the l ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience sports medicine
Ankle: A nondisplaced lateral malleolar fracture usually takes around 8 weeks to heal.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone typically: Heals in about 6-8 weeks. Keep in mind there are factors that delay healing and most fractures need to be stable to heal.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Distal fib fracture: Varies depending on age, health, smoking status, nutrition, displacement, etc. Average person the answer is about 6 wks, but then additional maturati ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on how severe the fracture which bones and how it is treated.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on what bone and how serious the break.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
It depends: There are a lot of different types of ankle fractures, and some can cause permanent disability and require extensive surgery, while others are minor a ... Read More

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