United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 42-year-old male asked:
I had to have two screws in my ankle and also have fractured fibula. still really hurting after five weeks in cast. is this normal?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Bowmananswered
40 years experience
Pain to Ankle: Your pain should be vastly reduced after 5 weeks. You might ask your surgeon about a possible nerve entrapment assuming that the bones are healing well.
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Dr. Wenjay Sunganswered
Podiatry 16 years experience
Healing: You're still in the healing phase after ankle fracture repair surgery (orif). I'm sorry for your injury. Check the cast, make sure it's not on too tight. It usually takes 6-8 weeks for the bones to show healing on x-ray but the full process is a while longer. Stay off your fixed ankle until your surgeon states it's okay to begin weight bearing. Hope that helps!
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Last updated Apr 8, 2018
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