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I broke my ankle a couple years ago and had a plate put in the fibula bone. Do the plates ever cause problems?

I broke my ankle a couple years ago and had a plate put in the fibula bone. Do the plates ever cause problems?

Not Commonly: Generally fixation places in the ankle can be left indefinitely. There are times when some patients begin to have irritation from the plates or screws and these may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Have a broke tibia and fibula 4 inches up from my ankle. Its been 5 weeks. No shown bone growth is this a problem?

Have a broke tibia and fibula 4 inches up from my ankle. Its been 5 weeks. No shown bone growth is this a problem?

See your orthopedist: Your bone doctor can provide you the best information , compare the X rays and give you a definitive answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've broken the fibula bone and am in a walking brace support. I feel my ankle is better and want to start driving again. What do you advise?

I've broken the fibula bone and am in a walking brace support. I feel my ankle is better and want to start driving again. What do you advise?

You Car Can Wait.: The fact that your ankle is feeling better is testimony to the effective way your fracture has been treated to date. There is a defined period of time that must pass to meet the demands of a healing bone. To alter your treatment plan on your own is a mistake. It would be best to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I fractured my fibula just above the ankle 8 days ago & chipped the end at the characteristic "ankle bone." Is a strange burning sensation normal?

I fractured my fibula just above the ankle 8 days ago & chipped the end at the characteristic "ankle bone." Is a strange burning sensation normal?

Don't kno what a-: -characteristic "ankle bone " is, but if it the medial tip of the tibia, it means an external rotation injury, first 2 go is the medial ligament, or avulsion Fx as U describe. Next with further rotation the anterior tin/fib ligament goes, more rotation =fibular Fx above the joint. This is unstable & needs attention, surgical? C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, ...Read more

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2 days ago the anterior of ankle along the fibula started to hurt for no reason, very little swelling, im worried it could be serious... Bone cancer?

Doubt it's cancer: Very doubtful it's cancer. If you are active you could have tweaked it . If you pronate that could cause it, or it could be a number of things. Try rest, ice, compression and elevation and if it persists see a foot/ ankle specialist. ...Read more

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I have a broken right ankle they r say the fibula bone will it heal on its own i dont have insurance or the funds to see a orthopedic surgeon what to?

I have a broken right ankle they r say the fibula bone will it heal on its own i dont have insurance or the funds to see a orthopedic surgeon what to?

Depends: entirely on severity of fracture and associated injuries. If it is a non displaced or minimally displaced fracture and you have no other injury, it should eventually heal on its own. ...Read more

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I broke both tibia ad fibula just above the ankle joint and dislocated my ankle. Surgery three months ago fixed the bones with a plate and five screws in one and three screws in the other. I still cannot bear weight on the affected foot and when I try I g

I broke both tibia ad fibula just above the ankle joint and dislocated my ankle. Surgery three months ago fixed the bones with a plate and five screws in one and three screws in the other. I still cannot bear weight on the affected foot and when I try I g

Healed?: I suspect if you still can't bear weight that the bones have not healed or have shifted in a way that causes pain. You need to see your orthopaedic surgeon for x-rays and an evaluation. Make sure they review your injury and the current state o healing with you. ...Read more

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Is my leg cast too tight? I fractured my fibula and tore a ligament near my ankle. Yesterday my doctor repositioned my foot/ bone in preparation to be casted. I didn't experience much pain or discomfort once the cast was set but today I am experiencing a

Is my leg cast too tight? I fractured my fibula and tore a ligament near my ankle. Yesterday my doctor repositioned my foot/ bone in preparation to be casted. I didn't experience much pain or discomfort once the cast was set but today I am experiencing a

It : It is very important to keep your leg elevated above the level of your heart to prevent swelling after a reduction and casting since the cast is circumferential and if your foot swells it may cut off circulation. I would keep it elevated and apply ice and if the pain and swelling does not subside or if it worsens i would go to the nearest er and have the cast split or removed. ...Read more

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