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A 38-year-old member asked:

how long is the healing time for wiring two ankle bones together?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. C. DiGiacomo
General Surgery 35 years experience
Probably 6 weeks: Nearly all wounds and injuries require about 6 weeks to heal.
Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 31 years experience
Ankle fusion?: Assuming you mean an ankle fusion, about three months for bones to fuse, ~ 6 months for swelling to resolve, strength to return.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can a bone fragment in my ankle be treated?

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Dr. Ernest Isaacson
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Depends : On symptoms. If its an old injury and painful the fragment can be removed or fixated back into the leg. If acute injury immobilize. If its not painful treatment may not be necessary.
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A 39-year-old female asked:

Why do I have 2 ankle bones?

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Dr. Dennis Timko
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Your normal: Your ankle is made up of 3 bones, the tibia (your leg bone on the inside), your fibula (your leg bone on the outside), and your talus (your ankle bone on the foot). The fibula only takes 12% of your weight, from your leg.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Bright red spot on ankle near bone, should I be concerned?

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Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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Yes: Bright red skin can indicate cellulitis which is a skin infection. You may also be developing an abscess which is usually deeper. Either way, it is concerning. You should see a podiatrist about it.

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