A 35-year-old member asked:
When will a broken ankle typically heal?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: While the bone usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often continue to have symptoms beyond that time. This is due to the soft tissue injury that also occurred at the time of the fracture.
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Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Weeks to months: A broken ankle can take a variable amount of time to heal. There are a number if things that factor into how long it will take. One of the most important is what type of ankle fracture you have.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
What happens when you leave a broken ankle untreated? Will it heal by itself?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Painful ankle: The outcome of a broken ankle depends on the severity of the fracture and displacement of the ankle joint. A simple nondisplaced fracture may heal without any treatment but many other fractures required immobilization or surgery to prevent further pain, deformity, and arthritis.
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Last updated Feb 5, 2019
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