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How long does it take for a broken ankle to heal

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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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
6 to 12 weeks: Bone healing takes 6 to 12 weeks no matter what location.
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A 39-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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
About 6 weeks: It depends on the bone in the knee that is broken but figure about 6 weeks.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
8 wks: Depends bone biologically heals 6-8 weeks if all goes well. However the xray and physical exam will determine healing.
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A 38-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.
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
4-6 weeks: Bones in the hand and fingers usually heal enough to resume motion and strengthening in 4-6 weeks. The bone will continue to heal and strengthen for a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Variable....: It depends on a number of factors such as the location and character of the injury, how bad the associated soft tissue injury is, how well you can kee ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend what kind : Fracture you have it take from 6-12 weeks.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Depends: A simple fracture maybe a week with splinting. A fragmented break may take several weeks with surgery. Depends again on the type of break.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Ankle Spain : A ankle sprain can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks to heal depending on the severity of the injury.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roux
37 years experience Sports medicine
Fracture: It generally takes 6 to 10 weeks to heal a patella fracture. Certainly the severity of the injury and how it is treated will influence healing time. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Leg Fracture: It depends what you are calling a leg fracture. Clinically the leg involves the tibia and fibula. If the tibia is fractured with or without the fibul ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
About six weeks: Assuming the is proper stability, alignment and immobilization.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee Sprain: It depends on the severity of the sprain. Knee sprains can heal in anywhere to a few weeks to a few months.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies somewhat on the nature of the fracture, but usually about 6-8weeks. Also, x-rays will show when it heals as well.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarkis Barupian
39 years experience Family Medicine
Varies depending on : depending on the severety of the sprain it might take 1-4 weeks. Some sprains may be worse than a fracture.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
4 to 6 weeks: A fracture takes two weeks to form a callus which is a blood clot connecting the two pieces of broken bones. The body then calcifies and remodels thi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Depends on : How bad the sprain is. I would advise an ankle brace while walking until you feel no pain at the location of the sprain.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
33 years experience Family Medicine
Heal broken toe: If the broken toe is not displaced, and it is immobile, then it typically takes six to eight weeks.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: Usually 6 weeks.

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