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Avulsion Fracture Ankle
Severe sprain: Most, not all avulsion fractures around the ankle are treated in a manner very similar to a severe ankle sprain. The ligaments that hold the bones of the ankle together can tear in the middle of the ligament, or they can pull off a small piece of bone where the ligament typically attaches to that bone. That is the most common cause of and avulsion fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I was diagnosed 4 weeks ago with an avulsion fracture in my ankle, & have been put in plaster. How long will it take to heal & when to walk on it?
Simple fracture: Should take about 6-8 weeks to heal enough to do moderate activity ...Read more
I've had an avulsion fracture in my ankle for 9 days and the pain was getting better but when i started physio it is now getting worse, is this normal?
Fracture pain: It is quite common for pt to cause the pain to increase initially. If this gets progressively worse then i would be concerned. ...Read more
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?
Today i fell on my fracture ankle (avulsion fracture). It twisted a bit onwards. Now it hurts like it used to 5 days ago. What could happen?
Really put weight on an ankle avulsion fracture? Been told could put weight on as tolerated but when i try i hurt for long time after. Been 3 weeks.
See below: It means that you tore off a piece of bone from the main bone and it has never healed back to the bone. ...Read more
Today i fell on my fractured ankle (avulsion fracture). It twisted a bit to the front. Now it hurts like it used to 5 days ago. What could happens?
A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more
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