A 24-year-old male asked:
Ankle fracture and torn ligament. need surgery. is it true that i can never play basketball again?
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
See below: This will depend on the type of surgery and rehabilitation. Your physician will be able to answer that question.
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Sports Medicine 23 years experience
You should return: The majority of patients with an ankle fracture and torn ligaments have successful surgery and CAN return to sports such as basketball. Following your physician's directions with regards to weight-bearing, use of a cast/boot/brace and physical therapy will be very important. It may take you 6-12 months before you are ready to return to a sport such as basketball. www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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