A member asked:

I did a spiral fibula fracture just above my ankle 5 weeks ago and i am in a cast below the knee, my ankle still swells sometimes is this normal?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Albert D'Angelantonio answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

Yes: Any fracture takes normally 6 to 8 weeks to heal. Residual fracture swelling happens for at least a year so yes this is normal. Give it some time.

Answered 10/4/2016


Dr. Paul Bernstein answered

Specializes in

Normal selling: Swelling will occur for weeks after healing. The more activity the more swelling will occur. The swelling will resolve after complete healing of the bone and surrounding soft tissue occurs.

Answered 3/15/2017



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