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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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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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I am having ankle fracture surgery tomorrow and they're putting a plate in. How long does this surgery take?

I am having ankle fracture surgery tomorrow and they're putting a plate in. How long does this surgery take?

Varies: Depending on the complexity of the surgery & the experience of the surgeon, anywhere from 30 min to 2 hours. ...Read more

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How hard is the recovery for ankle fracture surgery?

How hard is the recovery for ankle fracture surgery?

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

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Trimalleolar ankle fracture surgery. What is the chance of painfree recovery?

Trimalleolar ankle fracture surgery.  What is the chance of painfree recovery?

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

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What do they do during trimalleolar ankle fracture surgery?

ORIF: Open reduction internal fixation which means making incisions, putting the bones back in the proper position and holding the bones in the proper position with metal plates and screws. ...Read more

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Ankle fracture surgery. How much range of motion would you lose after surgery?

Individual: Degree of function following ankle surgery is highly dependent upon the fracture, the surgery and the patient. Your surgeon should probably give you this info before doing any surgery. ...Read more

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I hav a bimalleolar ankle fracture on just twisting my ankle is it accidental or pathological? which test could b done to investigate?

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

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How long does it take for an orthopedic to perform surgery on a tibia fibula fracture and ankle fracture?

How long does it take for an orthopedic to perform surgery on a tibia fibula fracture and ankle fracture?

Fracture: Each fracture has its own personality: sometimes 30, 60 minutes or longer, especially if multiple pieces, displaced, intraarticular. ...Read more

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What are the drawbacks of not having surgery to repair a small ankle fracture? When is surgery necessary?

What are the drawbacks of not having surgery to repair a small ankle fracture? When is surgery necessary?

If ORS recc...: If your orthopedic surgeon recommends 'fixing ' your ankle than follow his advice .Some common ankle fx.S do not require surgery... Casting / crutches will suffice.However, if u are young and your fracture pattern has a propensity to' slip' or the ankle mortise is already showing signs of "widening" orif( surgery)is the only option.'drawbacks' include a 'misaligned' joint and sec. Arthritis. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after a displaced ankle fracture without having surgery?

Surgery: Generally most ankle fractures classified as displaced requires some form of surgery. The reason is that displacement can cause angular problems with the ankle joint itself. ...Read more

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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. 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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Ankle Fracture (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more


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