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Bimalleolar Ankle Fracture Surgery
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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