A member asked:

I'm a 17 year old guy and i broke my fibula in soccer. what to do?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Bradley Butkovich answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Depends on the: fracture. IF it needs surgery it will take anywhere from 8-12 weeks. If it is a simple non-dispalced fibula fracture at the distal ankle you may be back as early as 6-8 weeks. fractures in general take 8 weeks to heal. I would first seek the advice of an orthopedic surgeon who can evaluate your leg, obtain an X-ray and go ver your options with you.

Answered 5/18/2016


Dr. Nguyen Nguyen answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Cast and rest: I assume that you must have seen a doctor and got an XR that showed a broken fibula. You should then have received a cast on the leg. It should take about 4 weeks to heel, so you should be on crutches during that time and take it easy. If there is no complications, you should be good as new after that.

Answered 7/25/2014



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