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How long does it take for a broken ankle to heal

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
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
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Varies: In an average healthy person, the fracture will likely heal within 6-8 weeks. However, the sports functionality of the ankle may not return to normal ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Normal recovery: To begin walking is 6-8 weeks then therapy.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Healing time : For a fracture is generally from 6-8 weeks. Pain may persist longer than that. It doesn't mean that the fracture hasn't healed completely. Ask your... Read More
Dr. Thomas Graziano
Podiatry 39 years experience
Time to heal: There are many varieties of "ankle fracture". Some involve both the tibia and fibula, others only involve one these bones. The time for healing also... Read More
Dr. Gary Kugler
Podiatry 31 years experience
Varies: It depends on how serious of a fracture you sustained, how it was treated, and how compliant you were with your doctor's orders. Did you have surgery... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Six weeks.: Depending on where and what type of fracture it is, it should heal in 6 weeks.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
6 to 12 weeks: Bone healing takes 6 to 12 weeks no matter what location.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Ankle: A nondisplaced lateral malleolar fracture usually takes around 8 weeks to heal.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
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. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Depends: It depends on how severe the fracture which bones and how it is treated.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Patience.: Have patience. Not sure if you had surgery for it or not, but if the bones are aligned the way they need to be, then you should heal in about 6 weeks.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Depends: It depends on what bone and how serious the break.

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