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Could I put weight on my ankle if I have a fracture?

Could I put weight on my ankle if I have a fracture?

Depends....: This depends whether the fracture is stable or not. I would seek the care of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area. They can provide the appropriate treatment. One in your area can be found at aofas.Org. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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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.

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.

Too soon: If you have pain on weight bearing, you need to be non-weight bearing at this time. In the absence of other complications, bone takes about 6 weeks to fully heal. Discuss with your doctor who will evaluate your condtion and progrees. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises i could do to lose weight if I have a fractured ankle?

Are there any exercises i could do to lose weight if I have a fractured ankle?

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

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I thank i fractured my ankle. Will the doctor put me to sleep or just put a cast on it?

That really depends: On the fracture. Many fractures don't require surgical repair. However very serious one might need surgical intervention - in that case you may be put to sleep. ...Read more

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Does having screws and a plate put into fractured ankle increase recovery time?

Does having screws and a plate put into fractured ankle increase recovery time?

No: It should actually decrease healing time. The screws and plates are preventing any shifting of the bone. ...Read more

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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 more

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My ankle hurts really bad and I can't bear weight. So did I possibly break or fracture it?

My ankle hurts really bad and I can't bear weight. So did I possibly break or fracture it?

Ankle injury: Ankle fractures can occur as a result of an injury or traumatic event. Patients state that thay sometimes hear a pop. Pain, swelling and the inabilty to walk are signs of ankle injury. An xray can help diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

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I have an ankle fracture, it requires surgery so they can put in a plate. How long will this surgery take?

I have an ankle fracture, it requires surgery so they can put in a plate. How long will this surgery take?

About 90 minutes: It actually depends on whether one or both bones are broken, or if it is more complicated fracture, which might take longer. As long as a good job is done, length of time it takes to do it, doesn't matter. I am sure you'll agree. ...Read more

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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