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Can You Make A Full Recovery From Trimalleolar Ankle Fracture With Dislocation
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
I had trimalleolar ankle fracture and am now walking in an aircast, but the pain is quite bad. Do I need pt? My dr. Said I did not, but I think I do.
I had a trimalleolar ankle fracture and am 6 weeks post operation. Will I be able to walk normally after some time or will I limp?
A little hard work: With surgical repair of a trimalleilar fracture you should be able to walk without a limp within 3-4 months. Full recover is reached faster with physical therapy. The faster you can regain full range of motion and rebuild strength the faster you'll get there. Good luck with your rehab. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What indicators on the x-ray signify that an ankle is ready to be weight-bearing after an ORIF for a trimalleolar ankle fracture? (no gaps, etc)
Trimalleolar ankle fracture, just got cast off after six weeks, have no walking cast or boot. Dr said see him in three weeks, when can I start pt?
What are the pros and cons for getting the hardware removed from a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation surgery?
Need Orthopedist: Trimalleolar fracture is fx of medial and lateral bone sticking out at both side of ankle and piece of calcaneus (heel) bone. Once the bones completely heal, one can elect to leave the hardware in for years, or remove it. If one has an experienced orthopedist that set the fractures, or hardware causing pain, remove it. Can get second opinion, but that ortho will likely refer back to do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an ankle fracture/dislocation 10 years ago, and had surgery to reduce, fixed with a series of screws. My ankle is now frequenlty warm and itchy.?
How long (roughly) does the pain last after orif ankle surgery (trimalleolar fracture)? A few weeks?
Weeks: The initial pain should improve within a few weeks but soreness and swelling may be present for several months. Keep pressure off of your foot/ankle and elevate when possible. Ice is usually helpful. ...Read more
I had a trimalleolar fracture of my ankle 5 years ago that healed without surgery. I have always had pain, but recently its gotten much worse. Why?
I have a trimalleolar fracture and it has been fixed with ORIF. I'm having pain inside my cast at the ankle. At 4wks post op my cast is quite loose. N?
See your doctor: While pain isn't unusual even that far out from surgery, see your orthopedist. He or she may want to do X rays to make sure the injury is healing correctly. Hope this helps! ...Read more
4 month S/P ORIF Trimalleolar fracture of ankle. I have moderate swelling and sharp pain in location of 2 screws. Do the screw need to be removed?
Painful hardware: Any time there is foreign material, including well intentioned screws used to repair fractures, and the hardware is symptomatic, that hardware should be considered for removal. Metals serve no purpose once bones have healed. This is assuming that bony healing has actually occurred, which is not always the case. See your orthopedic surgeon for his recommendations. ...Read more
What therapy is involved with recovery of a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation surgery? Am I going to be able to ride my horse again?
Ankle and horses: It would be presumptuous and rash of me to tell you that absolutely you will ride again. However I strongly suspect you will. Physical therapy will involve regaining range of motion in your ankle and foot and also strengthening of that entire leg. You may actually find initially that riding will be easier than walking. Please let the fracture heal first though. Good luck ...Read more
Can morton's neuroma (absence of tight fitting shoes history) develop as result of a trimaleolar ankle fracture? What criteria relates it to injury
Morton's neuroma: Unlikely, but a trimalleolar fracture can cause a change in one's gait and since a neuroma is an inflammatory problem of the nerve due to irriation (could be b/c of shoes, or an altered gait pattern) there may be a link, again it's very unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would surgery be required for a mildly displaced trimalleolar fracture? And what is the typical recovery time to walk and then return to sport use?
Surgery likely: Most trimalleolar fractures are unstable, meaning they involve significant ligament injury & the bones will not heal in the correct position without surgery. Make sure you are following up with an ortho surgeon skilled in the management of these fractures. Total recovery time 6-12 months. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-ClarkeHolmes ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. ...Read more
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