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A 28-year-old female asked:

I'd broken my fibula near my ankle 6 weeks ago in a v shape no surgery cast now off-xray shows tw shows little or no healing has occured any advice?

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Dr. Brian Divelbiss
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Bone stimulator: sometimes it takes longer than six weeks to show much healing on the X-ray, particularly if you haven't been bearing weight on it. In that instance the pain level can be a better indicator of healing. If the pain is getting better most likely there is some healing going on. If pain not improving then a bone stimulator can be helpful to speed healing

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Last updated Dec 6, 2014

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