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Dr. Oliver Wang
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What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

Dr. Oliver Wang
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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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


Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Board Certified, Podiatry
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For a hairline ankle fracture how much time should you take off work?

Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Best treatment for 90y/o woman w/ displaced ankle fracture w/ history of wound healing/infection issues/high BP/irregular heartbeat/elevated kidney?

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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Best treatment for 90y/o woman w/ displaced ankle fracture w/ history of wound healing/infection issues/high BP/irregular heartbeat/elevated kidney?

Complicated: Obviously many issues in this case. Such as - exactly which bone(s) are broken and how badly and was it an open fracture? Also - what was pt's walking status prior to this fracture? If this is an unstable ankle fracture that needs surgery, then the patient and family will have to talk about whether to take the risk of surgery, or decline, and thereby accept that pt may not be able to walk. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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Treatment options 90y/o F w/displaced ankle fracture? Walking poor w/walker prior to fall. History high BP/skin infection/irrreg heartbeat/high kidney

Dr. Mark Dickson
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Treatment options 90y/o F w/displaced ankle fracture? Walking poor w/walker prior to fall. History high BP/skin infection/irrreg heartbeat/high kidney

To fix or not to fix: In general, a displaced fracture in an ankle would benefit from having it repaired operatively--unless there are mitigating circumstances that would make that a poor choice. The treating physician is the best person able to assess the entire patient, the fracture, and any other factors to arrive at the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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Is trimallor ankle fracture physical therapy effective?

Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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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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Dr. Joel McClurg
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How is an ankle fracture typically treated?

Dr. Joel McClurg
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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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Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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What does it mean to have a chronic ankle fracture?

Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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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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Dr. Christopher Pappas
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How long would it take for me to walk after an ankle fracture?

Dr. Christopher Pappas
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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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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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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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