A 43-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me how long does it take to heal from a "spiral" fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

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Dr. Scott Ferry
19 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
About 6 weeks : Typically about 6 weeks. This can take longer if you have diabetes, poor bone quality or smoke.
Answered on May 8, 2015

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