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Could An Ankle Fracture Be Practically Painless
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
Is it possible to feel/know my ankle fracture is Healing? 5 weeks post distal fib break. Swelling gone and no pain and I feel good. Thanks.
Ankle fracture: This is a normal process that occurs with fracture healing initially there is a significant amount of discomfort due to disruption of the covering of the bone which has nerve endings in it. As time goes on as the fracture heals the discomfort lessons. This is the clinical indicator that the fracture is healing, Radiographically or when the x-rays are taken there may still be fracture lines evident. This is all normal and expected ...Read more
The bst option: To well known orthopedic surgeon or private hospital care for those injuries. Good luck. ...Read more
Varies by severity: Some ankle fractures are stable and can be treated in a boot or brace (usually when just the fibula bone is broken and the ligaments are minimally injured). Unstable fractures (both bones broken, or one bone with severe ligament injury) will require surgery for best outcomes. ...Read more
See below: Most times surgical open reduction and internal fixation. ...Read more
Long time: It probably refers to the length of time you have had the problem. Sometimes the fracture occured many months prior to the treatment. It also could refer to the fact that it is not healing in the normal time frame. ...Read more
Likely not: Bone healing takes 6-8 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Let me help: It take about 8-12 weekes. Thank you. ...Read more
Nonunion: The nonunion can be excised and bone grafted to stop pain. ...Read more
Emergency room: Orthopedist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ankle fracture: Most likely, the word "Chronic" in front of your ankle fracture diagnosis, means you suffered an ankle fracture at some time in the past, and it may never have fully healed, or you get "ongoing" (or intermittent) pains and/or problems in your affected ankle associated with this diagnosis. ...Read more
What is maisonneuve fracture and what is the recovery time? Is it any different than any other ankle fracture?
High fibular fx.: A maisonneuve fracture occurs when the foot everts and the leg rotates. The ligaments between the tibia and fibular tear and a break occurs in the fibula in the upper 1/3 of the bone. It is often missed because of being out of view (above) of most ankle x-rays. It is often surgically repaired by placing a long screw between the bones for stability. 4-8 weeks of nonweightbearing is common post-op. ...Read more
I am having ankle fracture surgery tomorrow and they're putting a plate in. How long does this surgery take?
Very carefully: Usually when one fractures an ankle there is also damage to the soft tissues that make up the ankle joint. The ankle structures will be weak for quite awhile following such an injury. After good physical therapy and if you have no complications you can try it with caution, but you might want to start with a slight chunky type heel first and see how you do. ...Read more
This is common.: You can often still walk on an ankle fracture because there are many variations of anke fractures, some are simple and some are complicated. If there is only minor trauma and a small fracture bearing weight may only be moderately painful. Very frequently a walkin cast can be used for uncomplicated ankle fractures. I hope this helps. ...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