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Dr. Oliver Wang
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What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

Unable to walk: Swelling and bruising also are signs. Some stress fractures or chip fractures can take weight but displaced fractures are too painful and unstable to walk on. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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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


Dr. Fred Birnbaum
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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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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Dr. Robert Lim
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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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Dr. Randall Beckman
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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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Dr. Robert Leland
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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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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Dr. Dan Fisher
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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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Dr. Edward Hellman
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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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Dr. John Michalski
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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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Dr. David Trettin
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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