A 48-year-old member asked:
how long does a trimalleolar fracture take to heal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: This depends on several factors, including the severity of the fracture, whether it was open, whether surgery was done and if so, the type of surgery, and also associated medical conditions such as diabetes or smoking. A healthy patient should be well on the way to healing within 6 - 8 weeks, however the subsequent rehab which is required can take 1 - 3 months.
Answered on Sep 3, 2013
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