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Could I Put Weight On My Ankle If I Have A Fracture
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
Really put weight on an ankle avulsion fracture? Been told could put weight on as tolerated but when i try i hurt for long time after. Been 3 weeks.
Upper body exerciser: You can get an aerobic work out by using an upper body exerciser such as that in the photo here. You can do all kinds of strengthening exercises using weights or rubber bands. You are also able to do abdominal strengthening exercises. For weight loss, getting your heart rate up and keeping it there is key. ...Read more
My ER papers say to ice my 8yr olds fractured ankle. The splint and wrap put on in ER are very thick and hard, so do I remove it to put ice on it ?
No: The splint is necessary to immobilize and support the fracture. The splint should only be removed by the either the er physician or the physician you were referred to. However, directly icing the fracture is difficult. I would suggest placing an ice pack over the front of the ankle but also behind the knee. Follow your doctor's suggestions on duration and frequency for the ice pack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an ankle fracture, it requires surgery so they can put in a plate. How long will this surgery take?
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
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