A 32-year-old member asked:
how much time does it take to heal from a spiral fractured fibula (at ankle area)?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 23 years experience
Fracture: bone typically takes between 6-8 weeks to heal itself.
primary healing is faster - through surgery - the fracture is reduced, fixated and heals 4-5 weeks.
secondary healing is slower - the bone is not fixated - may be casted, the body forms a blood clot that calcifies and becomes bone. 6-8 weeks
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Podiatry 33 years experience
Be patient...: Any fracture that occurs takes 6-8 weeks to heal and a year to completely remodel. The fibula is a Non weight bearing bone, so it heals well barring any complications.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What is the usual recovery time for a fractured fibula in the ankle?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Fibula fracture: A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization. Smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions can prolong or delay this healing. Premature mobilization or weight bearing on the extremity could also cause delayed or non healing.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how long does it take to heal from a "spiral" fractured fibula (at ankle area)?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
About 6 weeks : Typically about 6 weeks. This can take longer if you have diabetes, poor bone quality or smoke.
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Last updated Jul 25, 2017
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