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how long for a broken ankle to completely heal

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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Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Ankle fracture : Healing and recovery depends on many things and can last up to a year if there are complications. Generally, a fracture starts to "heal" the moment i ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Normally: Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal. If you had surgery it make take longer depending on what was done, then will need physical theray. Best of luck!
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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 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
A 37-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 22-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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: While the bone usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often continue to have symptoms beyond that time. This is due to the soft tissue injury that also o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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.
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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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