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For a hairline ankle fracture how much time should you take off work?

For a hairline ankle fracture how much time should you take off work?

Depends what you do: If you are on your feet more, this could be more problematic. If you could work with a cam boot on, that may work. Stress fractures take about 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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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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What is the best therapy for a ankle fracture? How soon can I start jogging?

What is the best therapy for a ankle fracture? How soon can I start jogging?

Depends on Fx.: "ankle fracture" is very broad ; can very from a chip 2 a very severe multi fragmented type. Only the orthopedist u c can decide what's best after exam ; imaging. There is no universal answer 2 this? ...Read more

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Is trimallor ankle fracture physical therapy effective?

Is trimallor ankle fracture physical therapy effective?

Yes: Anytime you have a severe injury such as tri-malleolar ankle fracture, physical therapy is a great modality to get you back to some what normal stage. Unfortunately you may not return to 100% of your old level of activities, but anything to help you get back close to that will help. ...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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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 would it take for me to walk after an ankle fracture?

How long would it take for me to walk after an ankle fracture?

Depends....: Depends on your injury, would need more information about your fracture- typically partial weight bearing is initiated 6-8 weeks after the injury or surgery if needed. ...Read more

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What can I do to quicken the recovery for an ankle fracture?

What can I do to quicken the recovery for an ankle fracture?

Nothing: Nothing can speed bone healing. The best thing is to prevent re-injury by following the advise of your treating orthopedic surgeon. ...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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If a sprain is worse than severe, does it become a fracture (like an ankle fracture)? How are they related?

If a sprain is worse than severe, does it become a fracture (like an ankle fracture)?  How are they related?

A sprain is a sprain: A sprain will not lead to a fracture unless there is another injury. Immobilization will be of benefit to stabilize the area. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


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Ankle Fracture (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more


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