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A 32-year-old female asked:

Sprained right ankle in feb. had mri done in mayatfl partially torn and cfl ruptured. pt has helped, but experiencing burning and sensitivity on medial malleolus. what is causing this? recent x-ray shows no fracture, only diffuse soft tissue edema?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Takes many months for healing, and swelling to remit. If there is a question of occult bone dysfunction, a triple phase bone scan might be in order just to be complete. But time and patience with ongoing PT will provide eventual success.
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Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 44 years experience
Your injury is a concern. You have a complete rupture and a partial rupture of two out of the three ligaments supporting the lateral ankle. Therefore the only thing protecting and stabilizing your ankle joint are your muscles. Surgical considerationMight be warranted if conservative therapy fails
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Last updated Jul 18, 2021


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