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What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

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

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

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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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

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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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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I am having ankle fracture surgery tomorrow and they're putting a plate in. How long does this surgery take?

I am having ankle fracture surgery tomorrow and they're putting a plate in. How long does this surgery take?

Varies: Depending on the complexity of the surgery & the experience of the surgeon, anywhere from 30 min to 2 hours. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a minor ankle fracture?

How to know if I have a minor ankle fracture?

See Specialist: To have complete exam and x-rays to start. May need further radiographic testing in some cases. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

How to tell if I have the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

Fracture: These include pain, swelling, bruising, sometimes inability to walk, difficulty walking, pain with range of motion, unable to perform range of motion. ..To name but a few. The first right thing to do is see your podiatrist for x rays and an exam. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ankle fracture?

See below: A fracture is just another way to say that a bone has been broken. The ankle is made up of the distal Tibia and fibula. Ankle fracture can range from minor injuries to quite severe to the point of even needing surgery. ...Read more

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A nonunion ankle fracture in a 63year old with oestoporis?

A nonunion ankle fracture in a 63year old with oestoporis?

Nonunion: The nonunion can be excised and bone grafted to stop pain. ...Read more

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How would prepare for surgery for an ankle fracture?

How would prepare for surgery for an ankle fracture?

Depends: If you smoke, it is best to stop because nicotine inhibits bone healing. Eat a balanced diet high in calcium and vitamin c. Prepare to be on crutches for about 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having an ankle fracture from twisting it?

What are the risks of having an ankle fracture from twisting it?

Depends: On age, health status fitness level, method of twist, when you consider the # of sprains fractures are a small %. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of ankle fracture?

What is the pathophysiology of ankle fracture?

Broken: It typically involves forceful inversion or eversion of the foot which then either avulses or breaks the bones that make of the ankle joint. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to seek medical attention if I have a sprained ankle or a stable ankle fracture?

Is it necessary to seek medical attention if I have a sprained ankle or a stable ankle fracture?

Consequences?: About the only thing necessary is for you to decide if you want to risk not seeking medical attention. Failure not to could and many times does have consequences that patients never counted on. Probably best to use good judgment and seek the medical attention. ...Read more

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How does a doctor fix a displaced ankle fracture?

Puts it back in: Place and then holds it thre with various screws and plates (simplified answer). ...Read more

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How will a doctor fix my displaced ankle fracture?

How will a doctor fix my displaced ankle fracture?

Manipulation/surgery: If the displaced ankle is relatively new and can be manipulated back in place, then this would be done with an outpatient surgery. If the displaced ankle is old or severly out of place than this would also require surgery, but with some sort of screw/or plate fixation. ...Read more

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How to make your blood circulation better after ankle fracture?

How to make your blood circulation better after ankle fracture?

Multiple ways: Massaging the calf, applying compression stockings or even intermittent compression stockings can help maintain the circulation. Keeping the leg in same dependent position can lead to clot formation in vein.
Also we recommend taking a blood thinner sometime but that depends on patient to patient. Check with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How soon after an ankle fracture can I start wearing a walking cast?

Depends: Depends on the type of fracture. Best to check with the dr. That is treating you. ...Read more

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For how long after an ankle fracture can you rerturn to contact sports?

For how long after an ankle fracture can you rerturn to contact sports?

3 months +: First you have to heal the fracture (s) (6-8 weeks) then regain your motion and strength, followed by balance.
Physical therapy will help and guide to when exactly you are able to return.

Remember:crawl before you walk, walk before you run, run before you cut and jump, then expose yourself to the uncertainties of a contact runnin/cutting sport. ...Read more

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What are effective non-weight bearing ankle fracture physical therapies?

What are effective non-weight bearing ankle fracture physical therapies?

Fracture: If you have an ankle fracture I would not do any physical therapy exercises until the cast or boot is removed and fracture healing is observed on x-ray. ...Read more

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When can I start weight bearing after bi-malleolar ankle fracture non displaced?

X-ray: The answer really depends on the facture. I neeed to see a x-ray to answer that. You will get various answers. I am very aggressive at letting people weight bear but if it is potentially unstable then it is wrong to weight bear. ...Read more

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How long should you wait after an ankle fracture before you rerturn to contact sports?

It depends.: There are many types of "ankle fractures". In general, most will require between 12-14 weeks before vigorous activity should be attempted. Then activity should begin slowly and to patient tolerance. ...Read more

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Explain poor circulation and its causes and symptoms and is it likely to hinder union of an ankle fracture if so why?

Explain poor circulation and its causes and symptoms and is it likely to hinder union of an ankle fracture if so why?

Need blood 2 heal: Healing of any tissue requires blood supply, better the blood supply better & faster healing, bone especially. Things that effect blood supply, r smoking, which u have control over, diabetes and arterial sclerosis r other common causes of less blood supply. The lower extremities r more susceptible then upper. ...Read more

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


Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Ankle Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is just another way to say that a bone has been broken. The ankle is made up of the distal Tibia and fibula. Ankle fracture can range from minor injuries to quite severe to the point ...Read more