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Bimalleolar Ankle Fracture Recovery Time
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
Recovery: Normally 2-3 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
I hav a bimalleolar ankle fracture on just twisting my ankle is it accidental or pathological? Which test could b done to investigate?
Depends: Most bimalleolar ankle fractures due occur as a result of a twisting mechanism. It is precerts rare that they are pathological. The X-rays go a long way in determining if it was a break through normal or abnormal bone. If there is any question, then a biopsy while you are having surgery can be the definitive answer. ...Read more
X-ray: The answer really depends on the facture. I neeed to see a x-ray to answer that. You will get various answers. I am very aggressive at letting people weight bear but if it is potentially unstable then it is wrong to weight bear. ...Read more
Rehab: Proper range of motion exercises and strength training. ...Read more
What is maisonneuve fracture and what is the recovery time? Is it any different than any other ankle fracture?
High fibular fx.: A maisonneuve fracture occurs when the foot everts and the leg rotates. The ligaments between the tibia and fibular tear and a break occurs in the fibula in the upper 1/3 of the bone. It is often missed because of being out of view (above) of most ankle x-rays. It is often surgically repaired by placing a long screw between the bones for stability. 4-8 weeks of nonweightbearing is common post-op. ...Read more
Nothing: Nothing can speed bone healing. The best thing is to prevent re-injury by following the advise of your treating orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Moderate: Depending on the fracture shape, usually screws, maybe a plate are used to reduce and stabilize the fracture. Most are placed in a cast or minimally an orthoboot, on crutches for 4-8 weeks. If torn ligaments are involved it may add a couple of weeks. It is dependant on the type of fracture you have. ...Read more
Good: This depends on a lot of factors including how large the posterior fragment is and if it was reduced, how the syndesmosis is fixated, and if there is any other additional injuries other than the bone like an osteochondral fracture. ...Read more
Depends what you do: If you are on your feet more, this could be more problematic. If you could work with a cam boot on, that may work. Stress fractures take about 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Jan 27th 2014 I suffered ankle fracture on both the sides of ankle im 85 kgs...its 12 weeks how much time it will take for me to recover n walk normal?
Be patient.: Ankle fractures take quite a while to heal up. You favor it for so long that you have to re-train yourself to walk as well as get your strength back. It may take up to 6-9 months to get out of the limping habit. ...Read more
I had an ankle fracture 4 years ago. I did everything that time. But for the past 15 days, I have too much pain andswelling in my foot. What should I do?
I had a trimalleolar ankle fracture and am 6 weeks post operation. Will I be able to walk normally after some time or will I limp?
A little hard work: With surgical repair of a trimalleilar fracture you should be able to walk without a limp within 3-4 months. Full recover is reached faster with physical therapy. The faster you can regain full range of motion and rebuild strength the faster you'll get there. Good luck with your rehab. ...Read more
I am to start a job where I will be on my feet for long periods of time I have just recoverd from a dbl ankle fracture. Suggestions for support?
Varies: Probably the simplest thing would be a work boot that goes above the ankle. The other option would be an ankle lace up type support. Sometimes taking an anti-inflammatory may be helpful as well. Thank you. ...Read more
I had a ankle fracture and torn ligaments back in 2008, is it normal to have pain in foot when driving for extended periods of time?
No: No, not normal; but could certainly be a residual from your injury. I would not hectare to be seen and evaluated for it. ...Read more
Hi Doctor. I was on 75 mcg levothyroxine till January which I discontinued because of an ankle fracture I had. I did not get my periods for February. Will my March periods be normal and on time? My last period was on January 11.
I am having ankle fracture surgery tomorrow and they're putting a plate in. How long does this surgery take?
Long time: It probably refers to the length of time you have had the problem. Sometimes the fracture occured many months prior to the treatment. It also could refer to the fact that it is not healing in the normal time frame. ...Read more
Very carefully: Usually when one fractures an ankle there is also damage to the soft tissues that make up the ankle joint. The ankle structures will be weak for quite awhile following such an injury. After good physical therapy and if you have no complications you can try it with caution, but you might want to start with a slight chunky type heel first and see how you do. ...Read more
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