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physical therapy exercises for an ankle fracture repaired with a plate screws

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience Podiatry
Trimalleolar fractur: This type of fracture also involves substantial soft tissue injury. Inaddition to reduction and immobilization, aggressive pt is necessary. It's effec ... Read More
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Anytime you have a severe injury such as tri-malleolar ankle fracture, physical therapy is a great modality to get you back to some what normal stage ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Several.: Swimming. Aqua-aerobics. Weight training. Etc. When fractures heal, wearing an ankle brace and using a schwinn-airdyne would be best! other sporting ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: This would be best directed to a physical therapist.
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Fracture: If you have an ankle fracture i would not do any physical therapy exercises until the cast or boot is removed and fracture healing is observed on x-ra ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Disuse atrophy: While he was in a cast his muscles weakened because of disuse. Physical therapy is an excellent idea for him to restore his muscles.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Orthopedic doctor: For ankle fracture, you really need to see an orthopedic physician to examine you and review xrays. Only then can s/he assess the fracture and what t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Medial/ lateral: Medial is the inner side of the ankle, lateral the outer side. Posterior is towards the back. Hope it helps .
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Fracture: Only your treating physician can give you an answer to that. See him/her for help.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Relatively quick: physical therapy usually is started right away and time to healing is weeks to months. be sure to eat healthy including adequate calcium, vitD and pro ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenstein
41 years experience Podiatry
Can be repaired: You need to have your ankle re-evaluated and talk with your doctor about your options. You can have surgery if necessary following x-rays and mri.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Common: It is common to have residual pain after a significant fracture of the ankle requiring 2 surgeries. Obviously there is a lot of stress in everyday li ... Read More
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