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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

A functional orthosi: A functional brace (orthosis), that is measured to the contours of your leg, is the best type of brace that you can use. ...Read more

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Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Varies, but about wk: Different levels of sprains. in some the tendons are TORN off (takes weeks in this case; clue: major bruising and area is LOOSE). Mostly rest, some support (stirrup brace) anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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Best brace for broken ankle?

Dr. Rudolf Zak Dr. Zak
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Best brace for broken ankle?

Fractured ankle: A brace might not be enough. If you have a fractured ankle recommend you see your doctor to get it further evaluated. You might need a cast or possible surgery. ...Read more

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Is cast or boot better for ankle fracture?

Is cast or boot better for ankle fracture?

Depends: It really depends on the type of ankle fracture you have but in general a cast is better for most fractures to best immobilize the bones so the fracture heals in place properly especially if you had surgical correction with orif. ...Read more

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Why would pt use 2lb ankle weight for strengthening leg of a senior recovering from fracture? Hurts knee?

Why would pt use 2lb ankle weight for strengthening leg of a senior recovering from fracture? Hurts knee?

Ankle weights: My answer is that i wouldn't do any exercise that hurts. Pain is a sign that your body doesn't like this. I would reduce the weight (to 1 pound, or even 1/2 a pound) till i found a level of weight which allowed me to do the exercise without pain. Do that for a while, then slowly increase the weight. ...Read more

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Which ankle brace is better for football after a sprain?

Brace, not Wrap: Typically the neoprene or ace type sleeves will not prevent the ankle roll. Look for a clamshell or stirrup type brace if you can wear it comfortably during play. The lace up style is also good, and better tolerated. ...Read more

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Torn ligament, surgery helpful for ankle area?

Torn ligament, surgery helpful for ankle area?

Maybe: If the ligament is fully torn and the foot is in pain and ustable then surgery would be helpful. ...Read more

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What winter activities are good during rehab for an ankle injury?

What winter activities are good during rehab for an ankle injury?

Rehab: Anything that is low impact to start would be fine, suggest starting wearing a brace to start with then transition. One thing i tell my patients is use bottom step hold handrail and slowly lower your foot the slowly raise onto tip toes. This helps with strength and rom. ...Read more

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Is trimallor ankle fracture physical therapy effective?

Is trimallor ankle fracture physical therapy effective?

Yes: Anytime you have a severe injury such as tri-malleolar ankle fracture, physical therapy is a great modality to get you back to some what normal stage. Unfortunately you may not return to 100% of your old level of activities, but anything to help you get back close to that will help. ...Read more

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Will ankle brace be enough for a fractured ankle bone? Can i walk?

Will ankle brace be enough for a fractured ankle bone? Can i walk?

More info: If its a non weight bearing bone like fibula it may be enough. If its a displaced fracture see a doctor right away. The quickest way to get bones to heal is stay off it. Need more info to give exact advise. ...Read more

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I have ankle support suggestion for ankle injuries?

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I have ankle support suggestion for ankle injuries?

Well, here's the: Thing: ace bandages don't offer any support and may give you a false sense of security. First, make sure your ankle injury isn't serious by seeing a podiatrist or orthopedist and getting x-rayed. In minor injuries, a soft cast or even a certain type of boot is fine. More serious injuries require a cast or even surgery. Don't assume; get checked out! ...Read more

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Ankle arthritis - would an ankle brace help?

Ankle arthritis - would an ankle brace help?

Could Help: A brace could help reduce motion. I would also consider an afo, ankle foot orthosis or arizona brace. Cortisone injections can help. Surgery in the form of a fusion as a last resort. ...Read more

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My ankle is weak.I do running&basketball for 5 years.I wear an ankle brace in sports.I kind of walk pigeon toe with that foot.Whats wrong with ankle?

My ankle is weak.I do running&basketball for 5 years.I wear an ankle brace in sports.I kind of walk pigeon toe with that foot.Whats wrong with ankle?

You would need: To have an in office exam to have the ankle examined. It is possible like you say the ankle is weak, a ligament may need to be constructed to gain strength. Do you have a history of chronic ankle sprains? ...Read more

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Is athletic tape enough support for fracture foot?

Is athletic tape enough support for fracture foot?

Not typically...: This is dependent on your fracture but typically a boot or fracture shoe is best for this diagnosis. Consult with your physician or if you have yet to see one, go to obtain an x-ray. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is recommended rehab for elderly hip fracture?

What is recommended rehab for elderly hip fracture?

Gait traning : You will probably get you out of bed and moving on the first day after surgery. Physical therapy will initially focus on range of motion and strengthening exercises. Depending on the type of surgery you had and whether you have assistance at home, you may need to go from the hospital to an extended care facility. ...Read more

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Is immobilization necessary for cuboid stress fracture?

Is immobilization necessary for cuboid stress fracture?

Foot fracture=rest: Definitely no motion! rest it completely until it heals. Never take a fracture in the foot for granted! ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Ankle Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is just another way to say that a bone has been broken. The ankle is made up of the distal Tibia and fibula. Ankle fracture can range from minor injuries to quite severe to the point ...Read more