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A 43-year-old female asked:

Had an avulsion fracture of the ankle 15 weeks ago and it really hurts again when i walk... my dr said it just takes time, i think something is wron?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Reinjury/ insuff. Rx: If not enough immobilization following sprain or avulsion fracture, followed by not enough rehabilitation therapy, injury and chronic pain may recur. A ligamentous injury that often accompanies may prolong the healing.May need further imaging. Sometimes further examination with mr imaging is necessary if complications occur.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Depends: If the fracturevv had ligament attached it could cause a rupture or if fragment moved it could cause tendon pain and possible joint pain. Suggest MRI to check. I take it no surgery was done?
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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