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Broken Ankle After 6 Weeks
X-ray: Need evaluation and x-ray or othe rstudies as needed. See podiatrist. ...Read more
Depends on the posi-: Tion of the fracture ends. If there was no displacement or separation of the ends of the bone, then it will look deformed with some healing bone. On the other hand, if the separation was minimal or none, then the fracture most likely would have healed nicely. Remember in some patients the fracture can take up to 8 weeks to heal completely. ...Read more
FOLLOW UP?: HI! After your initial injury was there good followup? Typically i have found if went to ER if X -ray negative 4 fracture there is not good followup. These injuries will often go into a pain - inflammation cycle. It will be difficult after so many years but with intensive physical therapy - sometimes even a starting cortisone injection - followed by therapy can fully heal and alleviate symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sprained ankle 19d ago. Swelling/pain better. @ ER ankle braces, crutches for 6 wks. Still limited movement/stiff/v weak. Will physio heal 100%?
Screw removal time: Usually removal of older fixation screws in the ankle is a simple procedure and recovery is fairly easy as long as your bones are healthy. After the screws are removed, it is prudent to use a CAM walker for about 2 weeks to allow the bones to recover any strength lost from the openings that remain. Pain after removal is usually minimal from the skin incisions. ...Read more
Metatarsal stress fracture still sore, swollen after 10 weeks in boot, crutches- need specialist?
Varies: If you truly made a full recovery and were completely healed, then you are at no increased risk. Some patients have some subtle residual instability after a sprain that would put them at increased risk for figure sprains. To some extent, exercises to strengthen the everted of the ankle can be helpful as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6 weeks since sim broken fibula and ankle sprain. Still have some pain, swelling and numbness at fx site.Normal? Still have cam walker
Yes: It normally takes 10 to 12 weeks for the fibula to heal. Swelling is a common feature during tissue recovery and healing which can last 6 to 8 months or longer. It generally is not permanent. Numbness relates to a stretching injury event to the nerves at the time of your fracture. Be patient with issues of swelling. This is normal. Pain is also normal at this time. Things should be getting better. ...Read more
Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?
Broken fibula, plate and screws - 6 weeks out. Last 2 weeks severe nerve irritation/sensitivity in foot 2-3 hrs after eating, then subsides, ideas?
I'm having swelling after my first full knee bend 6 weeks after ACL reconstruction. Is this normal?
Yes: gradual buildup of activity to tolerance is what you need to do. Pain and worsening needs to be looked at ...Read more
Broken fibula right above ankle 5 weeks ago. Cast came off after 4 weeks. Leg and foot swelling and still painful. Should I be worried?
Keep it elevated:
Keep the affected part elevated whenever feasible. Try to keep the affected raised at night. It should subside with time. If three weeks later, it is not improving, it would be time to see your doctor.
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