A female asked:
Disclaimer

non-displaced fractured fibula just above ankle;orthopaedic doctor is more concer;ned with small space/gap between talus and tibia; surgery or not?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Randy Bernstein
36 years experience Podiatry
Fibular fractures: For many fibular fractures, the mechanism of injury and the amount of space between the talus and tibial dictates the need for surgery or not. An inversion fracture-where the foot rolled in- causes the ligament between the tibia and fibula and the ligament between the talus and the fibula to tear. This causes instability that can result in arthritis and injury in the future. Surgery heals better
Answered on Nov 18, 2019

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No average: Surgeons work at different paces and have different techniques. Cant really say how long.
1
1 thank
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Mom with fx: Pending on what co-morbidities she may have, she may heal well and be able to walk like before, but no guarantees. If physical therapy/occupational ... Read More
1
1 thank
A female asked:
Dr. Sean Ray
Dr. Sean Ray answered
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Foot pain: Talar fractures can occasionally be difficult to see, as can other fractures to bones in the foot/ankle. It sounds like you had a lot of fractures - ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult to answer: All fractures are not alike and all fractures do not behave the same way We can not answer your question as you had three different bones were fractur ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month