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how long will a trimalleolar fracture take to heal

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many months: Even after the fracture is healed and you are able to walk, your skin, tendons, muscles and ligaments continue the healing process for up to a year. I ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends on treatment: I would assume surgery was performed. It will take 4-6 months to heal.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: This depends on several factors, including the severity of the fracture, whether it was open, whether surgery was done and if so, the type of surgery, ... Read More
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Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
8-12 weeks: Initially and then 1-2 years gradually afterwards.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
6-8 weeks: Bone in a healthy person normally takes 6-8 weeks to heel. Having said that, trimalleolar fractures have the potential of being very debilitating. A ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
43 years experience Podiatry
Weeks: The initial pain should improve within a few weeks but soreness and swelling may be present for several months.Keep pressure off of your foot/ankle an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
The goal is to : Realign and keep function. Surgeons preference in how to achieve that after reviewing each case.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
22 years experience Podiatry
Get evaluated: If you have a trimalleolar fracture you should be evaluated by a board certified foot/ankle surgeon. You will need to be evaluated for possible surger ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Some arthritis in: Ankle joint trumatic in type, some sewelling also in both side of the anklejoint.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ankle joint fracture: A trimalleolar fracture means that the 3 corners (maleolli) that make up your ankle joint (tibia and fibula) are involved with the break. It usually ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Zak
18 years experience Podiatry
Trimal fracture: A trimaleollar fracture is when you fracture you're fibula and you fracture the tibia in two parts. Along the back of the ankle as well as along the i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Very: This one is among the severest of fractures; and the 'hardware' is placed to stabilize the joint so it can help the joint heal.
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