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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?
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