A 47-year-old member asked:
I fractured my left ankle mind communication in talus bone .i m on non weight bearing on foot for 7 weeks cast?
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Dr. Payam Rafatanswered
Podiatry 24 years experience
Yes...: Injuries to the talus may take a long time to heal and may need extended periods of immobilization.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What to do if i broke my left ankle mind communication in talus bone .I m on non weight bearing on foot for 7 weeks cast?
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Dr. David Secordanswered
Podiatry 28 years experience
Comminuted fracture: Unfortunately, bone healing takes a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Staying compliant with non-weightbearing orders until then and eating a healthy diet, not smoking and (my preference) not taking NSAIDs (as there is evidence that they inhibit healing) are all important. If your injury looks anything like the attached photo, your healing time could be much longer (12+ weeks) minimum to a year.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2014
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