A 48-year-old member asked:
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how long does a trimalleolar fracture take to heal?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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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Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
follow Ur otho surgeon's orders 2 a T. increasing activity 2 soon increases failure rate.
Sep 3, 2013
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
8-12 weeks: Initially and then 1-2 years gradually afterwards.
Answered on Jun 7, 2014
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