A 20-year-old male 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?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert D'Angelantonioanswered
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle 36 years experience
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.
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Dr. Paul Bernsteinanswered
40 years experience
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.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 15, 2017
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