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Distal Fibula Lateral Malleolus
Anterior syndesmosis has avulsed cortical fragments from the anterior aspect of the distal fibula as well as the anterior lateral aspect of the distal could you tell me what does that mean?
If radiological and clinical exam suggest very minimal healing for lateral malleolus fibula fracture [no plates/pins], should I be walking on it?
What types of exercise/physical therapy can someone with a type b lateral malleolus (ankle/fibula) fracture do to stay fit?
Would it be better if non displaced weber b distal fibula fractures with soft tissue and partial aftl and deltoidligament tears be treated operatively?
Depends on stability: Nondisplaced weber b fractures can often be treated nonsurgically. The decision to operate on these depends on the stability of the deltoid ligament. An orthopaedic surgeon can evaluate your xrays and perform a stress xray of your ankle to test for this and help you make decisions regarding surgery. Surgery does not heal the ankle faster, just with the bones in a better position when necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean when a radiologist writes "Lucency is noted in the distal fibula doubtful significance"?
Lucency is when : The area of the bone is darker in color. Keep in mind bone is white. So a lucency or dark color would indicate a lack of bone in that area. Sometimes, it could be due to a cyst which would be a hollow type area because of lack of bone. Sometimes there could be a shadow effect or overlap of bone and that could be a reason they don't feel there is significance. ...Read more
I broke my distal fibula three months ago, i just found out. I can walk on it fine and move it, but sometimes i feel a mild pain. Will i need surgery?
Fibula: Some pain is normal at 3 months. Hard to say surgically what's going on without exam and x-rays. ...Read more
I broke my distal fibula I just had an xray at 2 weeks after the injury the pa said so far there is no visible healing but not to worry yet is this normal after 2 weeks?
Usually heal in 6 wk: Xray appearance is said to lag behind clinical reality by ~ 2 weeks. Nonetheless, fractures routinely take at least 6 weeks ot heal in adults. ...Read more
Hi I fractured my proximal & distal fibula 5 wk ago none weight bearing until after plaster removed jan 5th .my ankle feels like it's on fire ?
I was diagnosed with a distal fibula avulsion about two weeks ago. Why does it hurt when I press down with my toes, but not when I push up?
Varies : There are several potential explanations for this. Plantar flexion will have a tendency to stretch the peroneal tendons, which are right near your zone if injury and so this may be irritating it. Dorsiflexuon will tend to relax them. This should resolve as you recover from your injury, I would let your doctor know in your follow up visit. ...Read more
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