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Broken Fibula Ankle
I would like to know what would give me less amount of disability having a cast or having orif surgery for a broken fibula/ ankle?
I had surgery in jul12 and revision in nov12 for a broken fibula and ankle. I was nwb until feb13. In pt and having extreme swelling, is this normal?
Ankle fracture: Typically one has to wait 6 weeks for the fibula to heal. Before the airboot comes off a repeat xray has to confirm that the fibula has healed. Once that happens, then one has to be able to walk without any pain before a determination can be made about any cardio. If you access to the pool, one can start doing pool exercises much sooner since you are in semi-weightless environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
4 1/2 weeks after broken fibula and sprained ankle. Still painful to walk with airboot. Bad pain when trying to move ankle. Is this normal?
Might need PT: Make sure to follow up with your orthopedist as recommended, and let him/her know that you are still having significant pain. Sometimes, the fibula heals faster than the ankle sprain. Your orthopedist may give you exercises to do to increase ankle strength and flexibility, or he/she may refer you to a physical therapist to improve your use of the ankle. For now, avoid painful use of the ankle. ...Read more
Broken fibula and sprained ankle. Have burning sensation at fracture site and ankle. Is this normal?
Yes: It is normal to have pain at the site of injury. With a broken fibula ; presumed ligament tears at the ankle, surgical stabilization is common. Be sure to discuss w/ur ortho doc. ...Read more
Can you tell me, are there any braces made for a broken fibula just above the ankle that would allow me to compete sooner?
Broken bones: Can definately cause pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
Broken bones: Hurt, how long ago was in injured? Was there surgery involved? How bad was the break? How did it occur? What other damage was there? What have you tried to relieve the pain? What does the pain feel like? ...Read more
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