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Doctor insights on: Bimalleolar Ankle Fracture Surgery

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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. Ana Adelstein
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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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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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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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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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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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How would prepare for surgery for an ankle fracture?

How would   prepare for surgery for an ankle fracture?

Depends: If you smoke, it is best to stop because nicotine inhibits bone healing. Eat a balanced diet high in calcium and vitamin c. Prepare to be on crutches for about 6-8 weeks. ...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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I am getting surgery for an ankle fracture. Are there any specific foods or supplements I should take to enhance healing?

I am getting surgery for an ankle fracture. Are there any specific foods or supplements I should take to enhance healing?

Timing: You fractured your ankle and you are scheduled for surgery....Soon. If you are otherwise healthy and have a well rounded died, I have not found that the body places great demands for an orif of an ankle fracture. You did not divulge your age or sex...If you happen to be female post menopausal or post hysterectomy, calcium and vit d may be indicated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Ankle Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is just another way to say that a bone has been broken. The ankle is made up of the distal Tibia and fibula. Ankle fracture can range from minor injuries to quite severe to the point ...Read more