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A 35-year-old female asked:

Really put weight on an ankle avulsion fracture? been told could put weight on as tolerated but when i try i hurt for long time after. been 3 weeks.

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Not healed: That it hurts after weight bearing means that you cannot "tolerate" it. So u are not ready to most fractures take 6-8 weeks to become asymptomatic. Wearing a brace usually helps avoid re twisting the ankle and putting too much stress on the healing avulsion fracture. There may also be more than a simple avulsion and further x-rays (plain, ct scan or mri) might be necessary. Some need surgery.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Too soon: If you have pain on weight bearing, you need to be non-weight bearing at this time. In the absence of other complications, bone takes about 6 weeks to fully heal. Discuss with your doctor who will evaluate your condtion and progrees.
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Last updated Jul 13, 2017


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