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What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

Unable to walk: Swelling and bruising also are signs. Some stress fractures or chip fractures can take weight but displaced fractures are too painful and unstable to walk on. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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Could an ankle fracture be practically painless?

Could an ankle fracture be practically painless?

It can: Sometimes the fracture is of one bone only or may be small enough that patients will present with complaints of long term pain they thought was a an ankle sprain. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Got ankle fracture in pedicab accident. Where can I go for care in s asia?

Got ankle fracture in pedicab accident. Where can I go for care in s asia?

The bst option: To well known orthopedic surgeon or private hospital care for those injuries. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much can an ankle fracture hurt?

How much can an ankle fracture hurt?

Much depends: Upon how severe, what type, mechanism of injury and others. You can have a tiny nondislaced injury that ma not hurt much or a sever fracture dislocation that hurts a lot. ...Read more

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What are the tests for ankle fracture?

What are the tests for ankle fracture?

Xrays: The most telling way is to obtain ankle x-rays to visualize the fracture or lack thereof. Sometimes, if there remains suspicion in the presence of 'negative' films or if a stress fracture is suspected, specialized exams may be ordered to see if a fracture exists. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an ankle fracture?

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

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What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

Unable to walk: Swelling and bruising also are signs. Some stress fractures or chip fractures can take weight but displaced fractures are too painful and unstable to walk on. ...Read more

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How is an ankle fracture typically treated?

How is an ankle fracture typically treated?

It depends: Some ankle fractures can be treated with braces and early weight bearing, while some require extensive surgery, and long periods of not putting weight on it. X-ray is extremely important in diagnosing and directing treatment of ankle fractures. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a minor ankle fracture?

How to know if I have a minor ankle fracture?

See Specialist: To have complete exam and x-rays to start. May need further radiographic testing in some cases. ...Read more

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What are the signs someone has ankle fracture?

What are the signs someone has ankle fracture?

Fracture: Pain, swelling, loss of motion or stiffness of the joint, deformity, difficulty bearing weight. This can be difficult to differentiate from a severe sprain or contusion without an xray. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a minor ankle fracture?

How do I know if I have a minor ankle fracture?

X-ray: An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more

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How long will it take an ankle fracture to heal?

6- 8 weeks: Usually it takes 6 - 8 weeks to heal. However, it may take longer to heal if there are complications, large amount of damage or dislocation, medical conditions of the patient, compliance of the patient. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a chronic ankle fracture?

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

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How long will it take for an ankle fracture to heal?

How long will it take for an ankle fracture to heal?

Variable: There are several variables that go into answering your question such as the type of fracture and whether or not it was surgically corrected if a graft was placed etc. But in general your looking at 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Ankle fracture what to expect when plaster comes off?

Ankle fracture what to expect when plaster comes off?

Stiffness, swelling: And weakness. All can be relieved gradually via a combination of exercises and physical therapy. It will take longer than you think to get back to normal, however. Ask derek jeter. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

How to tell if I have the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

Fracture: These include pain, swelling, bruising, sometimes inability to walk, difficulty walking, pain with range of motion, unable to perform range of motion. ..To name but a few. The first right thing to do is see your podiatrist for x rays and an exam. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ankle fracture?

See below: A fracture is just another way to say that a bone has been broken. The ankle is made up of the distal Tibia and fibula. Ankle fracture can range from minor injuries to quite severe to the point of even needing surgery. ...Read more

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A nonunion ankle fracture in a 63year old with oestoporis?

Nonunion: The nonunion can be excised and bone grafted to stop pain. ...Read more

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How is my ankle fracture going to heal? How long does it take?

How is my ankle fracture going to heal? How long does it take?

6- 8 weeks: Typically an ankle fracture will take 6 - 8 weeks to heal. It depends how badly it was broken, if it is displaced, if it needs surgery, if there are other complicating factors to consider related to your health. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a chronic ankle fracture. What does that mean exactly?

I have been diagnosed with a chronic ankle fracture. What does that mean exactly?

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

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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

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What is an ankle fracture displacement?

What is an ankle fracture displacement?

Let me help you: When fracture the bone the pieces either sty in place or move out place. When the pieces move out we called displace fracture. ...Read more

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I am having ankle fracture surgery tomorrow and they're putting a plate in. How long does this surgery take?

Varies: Depending on the complexity of the surgery & the experience of the surgeon, anywhere from 30 min to 2 hours. ...Read more

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Can one wear heels after an ankle fracture?

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

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What to do about a misdiagnosed ankle fracture?

See a physican: Go see a foot / ankle physician. He/ she will want to do a complete history and physical exam. Take x-rays, possible ct scan or MRI and decide proper treatment for you. ...Read more

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How long willa left ankle fracture take to heal?

How long willa left ankle fracture take to heal?

Distal fib fracture: Varies depending on age, health, smoking status, nutrition, displacement, etc. Average person the answer is about 6 wks, but then additional maturation of the fracture occurs with soft tissue healing and muscle strengthening. ...Read more

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Is it okay to walk around with an ankle fracture?

Varies: It is based upon the specific nature of the fracture. At a minimum, most need to be initially immobilized with a brace or cast. Whether weight bearing is allowed is based upon the specific fracture pattern. ...Read more

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How long will a left ankle fracture take to heal?

Depends: It depends on how severe the fracture is, which ankle bone is involved and how it has been treated. ...Read more

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Why does leg swell 3 months after ankle fracture?

Why does leg swell 3 months after ankle fracture?

Ankle fracture last: A long time is not uncommon, and some post-fracture degenerative changes could be causing chronic swelling - check with your podiatrist of an orthopedist. ...Read more

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How would prepare for surgery for an ankle fracture?

How would prepare for surgery for an ankle fracture?

Depends: If you smoke, it is best to stop because nicotine inhibits bone healing. Eat a balanced diet high in calcium and vitamin c. Prepare to be on crutches for about 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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If I have an ankle fracture, why can I still walk on it?

If I have an ankle fracture, why can I still walk on it?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

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


Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Ankle Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is just another way to say that a bone has been broken. The ankle is made up of the distal Tibia and fibula. Ankle fracture can range from minor injuries to quite severe to the point ...Read more