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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 2 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)
The main indicator-: -is solid healing on X-rays. Also if there is no pain. If the reduction is solid & no hardware crosses the syndesmosis (sp), I let patients that R trust worthy 2 bear wt @ 1-2 weeks, but only with crutches & only partially. As time passes @ each follow up appt, I allow more wt bearing depending on X-rays & symptoms when doing so also no cast so showers R OK, but wear @ all times.even sleep.My pts ...Read more
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
Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more
A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more
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