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Will my broken ankle be healed after 6 weeks of cast?

Distal fib fracture: Varies depending on age, health, smoking status, nutrition, displacement, etc. Average person the answer is about 6 wks, but then additional maturation of the fracture occurs with soft tissue healing and muscle strengthening.

Dr. Steven Bernstein
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Broken Ankle (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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Can I drive with a broken ankle?

Can I drive with a broken ankle?

Not if it: Is on your driving foot you can't.

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How can you treat a broken ankle?

How can you treat a broken ankle?

Depends on type: Some ankle fractures require surgery and some can be treated by immobilization. Factors that guide the treatment opinion of your doctor include: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan.

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Telltale signs of a broken ankle?

Telltale signs of a broken ankle?

Pain with deformity: Most ankle fractures occur from a twisting injury. If you had an injury, and have difficulty standing or walking because of pain, have an evaluation. To include an x-ray. If your ankle or foot appear deformed or unusually swollen, x-ray.

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Broken ankle painful 2 years later?

Broken ankle painful 2 years later?

Cartilage injury: Fractures of the ankle can result in post-traumatic arthritis either imediately or come on years later. Scar tissue and/or cartilage damage is the most common cause. See an orthopedic surgeon for eevaluation which may include plain x-rays, ct scan or mri.

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What are the tests for broken ankle?

What are the tests for broken ankle?

Diagnositic test: The first line of diagnostic test is an x-ray.

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What is the symptoms of a broken ankle!?

Broken ankle: With any ankle injury you will develop swelling an pain. With a fracture you could see a black and blue around your heel. Severe pain. And in a severe case of a fracture ankle, it can be deformed I recommended you see your doctor and get the ankle evaluated and xrayed to see the extent of your injury.

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When will a broken ankle typically heal?

6-8 weeks: While the bone usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often continue to have symptoms beyond that time. This is due to the soft tissue injury that also occurred at the time of the fracture.

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How long willa broken ankle take to heal?

How long willa broken ankle take to heal?

Normally: Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal. If you had surgery it make take longer depending on what was done, then will need physical theray. Best of luck!

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Describe the features of a broken ankle.?

Describe the features of a broken ankle.?

Agree: Bad sprains and fracture can be very similar in presentation. Get it looked at!

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How to lessen a limp after a broken ankle?

How to lessen a limp after a broken ankle?

Physical therapy: Therapy to help strengthen the muscles and range of motion exercises will help to decrease the limp.

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How long does a broken ankle take to heal?

How long does a broken ankle take to heal?

Bone typically: Heals in about 6-8 weeks. Keep in mind there are factors that delay healing and most fractures need to be stable to heal.

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Does a broken ankle need to be elevated 24/7?

No: But the more you elevate it the less swelling you will have and therefor promote better healing.

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How long does it take a broken ankle to heal?

How long does it take a broken ankle to heal?

Distal fib fracture: Varies depending on age, health, smoking status, nutrition, displacement, etc. Average person the answer is about 6 wks, but then additional maturation of the fracture occurs with soft tissue healing and muscle strengthening.

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How can I get a broken ankle to heal quickly?

Patience.: Have patience. Not sure if you had surgery for it or not, but if the bones are aligned the way they need to be, then you should heal in about 6 weeks.

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What's the significance of having broken ankle?

What's the significance of having broken ankle?

Avoid future problem: Ankle fracture which are well aligned can be treated with cast immobilization for 6-8 weeks. Ankle fracture where there is instability or incongruity in the joint may require internal fixation followed by a cast to get the best results and avoid future problem with arthritis.

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