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i had screw fixation surgery for my maisonette fracture 25 days after i broke my ankle. will the surgery delay my rehab time and my cast removal?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: It should not. The correct name is maisonneuve fractue. The treatment you got was the correct and you should have an excellent result from it, once everything has healed.
Answered on Apr 8, 2013
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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely: Assuming that you are talking about a maisonnieuve fracture ... The fixation screw is kept in place for 6-8 weeks during which time weight bearing is restricted. The screw is often removed prior to allowing full weight bearing but there is some variation among doctor's treatment regimen.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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