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Broken Ankle Recovery Timeline
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
Bone quality matters: Most fractures heal in 6-8 weeks depending upon several important factors: 1. Status of surrpounding soft tissue 2. Quality of underlying fractured bone 3. Quality of reduction and stability of fixation (hardware if surgery performed). ...Read more
Will vary: A simple rule of thumb: for every day you are immobilized (crutches, splint, cast, cast boot, etc), it will take you two days to recover fom the immobilization. If you are immobilized for 6 weeks, it will take an addition 12 weeks to feel like you have recovered. This is not hard and fast, but is a simple guide. There are may factors tht play into your recovery. Dr zl. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
County hospital: Seek out your country hospital for clinic near you that can help provide resources for your recovery. ...Read more
Can drinking a glass of milk at least three times a day and eating yorgot and collard greens speed up the recovery of a broken ankle?
Broken ankle: Healing requires a lot more than calcium. Consuming high calcium foods is not a guarantee of faster recovery. Proper reduction and immobilization, a healthy balanced diet, low stress, proper sleep and an efficient immune system are critical. Also, good blood circulation into the injured area is critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i drink milk and eat yougourt and eat collard green speed up the recovery of a broken ankle and not way to eat i need it to heal in 6 to 8 weeks so month and two weeks i hope.?
I don't believe: The healing in the bone will be substantially increased based on your diet. It is important that you are not deficient in say vitamin d and calcium but, once those levels are normal ...I don't feel "more is better". Bone takes 6-8 weeks. Things like smoking, steroids, even anti-inflammatories have all been reported to delay bone healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Per your dr: Need to ask them. (they have seen your xrays). ...Read more
I have a broken ankle 3 weeks ago I have a cast on but every time i put my foot down start to get purple?
I recovered from a broken ankle playing basketball now. Last time it got really sore. How can I strengthen it faster? The muscles around it?
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