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Broken Ankle Long Term Effects
Is is possible to have bone crumbling long term after a broken ankle? Mine was broken in 3 places.
Depends on a number:
Of reasons, which your ortho surgeon should be able to explain, after an examination and some xrays.
If its making noises it might be an early post traumatic arthritis, which produces pain, swelling, popping sounds. I am unsure what you mean by crumbling bones?
See your surgeon.
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Depends: If you still have pain with the swelling, may not be healed. If you are becoming much more active since it healed could be that. Be sure it not an infection (red lines, open sore, hot). Rarely, swelling can be a blood clot. Elevate your toe above your nose to decrease the swelling. If in doubt, get another xray. ...Read more
Up to a year: This depends on the severity of the fracture and how it is treated. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the type of fracture, the location of the fracture and any additional soft tissue injuries that occurred. You want to be certain that the injury is completely and stable before putting weight on it. ...Read more
3-6 months: You should be able to start limited weight bearing exercises in about 8 weeks, but it is always best to ask your surgeon. ...Read more
How long do I need to wait to drive after broken ankle surgary? Please answer I am going away and I need to drive there! It has been 4 weeks since
At least -: Two months! Not enough info for exact answer! For example, what type of fracture? What has been done? ...Read more
Talk to your doc.: You really need to be cleared by the doctor who fixed your ankle before surfing or starting any other activity. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what bone and how serious the break. ...Read more
Varies: In an average healthy person, the fracture will likely heal within 6-8 weeks. However, the sports functionality of the ankle may not return to normal for nearly 6-12 months. This depends on the severity of the initial injury and the subsequent rehab of the ankle. Your orthopedist will guide you through your recovery process. ...Read more
6 to 12 weeks: Bone healing takes 6 to 12 weeks no matter what location. ...Read more
How long does it take a broken ankle to heal? It's been almost two months and I'm still in tremendous pain.
Varies: It depends on how serious of a fracture you sustained, how it was treated, and how compliant you were with your doctor's orders. Did you have surgery to repair the break or were you placed in a cast? Did you stay off the foot? Severe pain after 2 months is not common, but it may depend on specifics. I recommend you follow up with your specialist who can better assess the healing process. ...Read more
3-6 months: If your relatively healthy and have a straightforward fracture, then it will usually take 3 months for most of the bone to heal. However, you will likely have some mine swelling that can persist for months and it will take 6 months to a year to get back to full strength. ...Read more
Does not matter: If you were taking a prescription medication for treatment of an ankle fracture you just need to tell the person doing the test. They will record that and it should not be a problem for pre- employment screening or the like. They might ask you for evidence of the prescription. Always better to mention upfront as the detection range will vary depending on the actual test used. ...Read more
How long does is take vicodene to get out of system to pass a saliva test. I have a broken ankle. I know I can tell them but just curious anyways?
Speak to your doctor: Several weeks, but if pain is bad you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: The length of nonweightbearing and immobilization will depend on the severity and instability of the break. A simple break and repair may not need a cast at all, relying on a boot immobilizer instead. Complex unstable fracture repairs may need 4-8 weeks of casting, also followed by a boot for another month or so. Your surgeon should discuss surgical recovery with you before the case. ...Read more
How long would it take until I can start playing rugby again after a broken ankle and torn ligaments?
D/w orthopod: This really depends on the injury. I would discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. An on-line physician has no way to know the extent of injury or the level of healing that has taken place. ...Read more
How long is it safe to keep the splint on a broken ankle. I had surgery but am waiting on medicaid before seeing a dr. For follow up.
Call your doctor: Ask your surgeon, call him, there is no charge for a call. ...Read more
I am 1 year post op for removing a screw that was put in for a broken ankle, and I still have pain when I walk for a long time. Can therapy help?
Possibly: If the initial ankle injury involved the joint surface, pain can persist for a long time. Anytime a joint is involved in injury it is possible for post traumatic arthritis to set in. If no joint involvement then stability and functional issues can create pain, both of which are improved with physical therapy. Bracing and orthotics can provide functional stability and pain reduction also. ...Read more