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How Long After A Lisfranc Fracture Can Walk Normally
3-6 months: Lisfranc injuries unfortunately have an long recovery. I tell my patients it takes 3 months to heal and 3 months to rehab. ...Read more
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
6 weeks to 3 months: Lisfranc injuries range from sprains to complete dislocations. Immobilization in cast can take up to 3 months. Stable sprains can be treated nonoperatively but displaced injuries require surgery. Both are treated with nonweight-bearing cast for 6 weeks then progressive weight bearing in removable boot or walking cast for another 6 weeks, advancing as comfort allows. Patients are advanced to a supportive shoe and reconditioning when comfort allows. ...Read more
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ASK YOU RDOCTOR: Different injuries require different periods of immobilization and nonweight bearing. Generally, after 6-8 weeks of protection for a leg fracture you can begin weightbearing ina walking boot. It will take several weeks to regain normal gait patterns. You must ask your doctor. ...Read more
6-12 weeks or more: Generally, bones heal in about 6-8 weeks. Depending on the severity of your ankle fracture (did it involve the fibula and the tibia or just the fibula?), and depending on the need for surgery, you may have a fair amount of swelling in the ankle, which could preclude wearing heals for much longer than 6-8 weeks. Swelling can take up to a year to improve, and may never fully resolve. ...Read more
How long before I can walk on a fractured femur I have full mobility of the leg with no pain its been four weeks since a rod was put in?
Fracture healing: It depends! Was your fracture a simple or complex type and how was it fixed? Simple fractures fixed with a rod construct can bear weight immediately and it helps them to heal. We encourage weight bearing in these cases. Complex fractures fixed with plates and screws may need much longer before walking. There is also the question of whether you have osteoporosis or feel pain when walking. ...Read more
Depends...: Probably could walk on it right away, with protection. It really depends on where the bone was broken. A lot has to do with what soft tissue may have been damaged based on the mechanism of the fracture. Most people get along well due to the fact that the fibula bears only a small portion of the weight - the vast majority is on the tibia. You may be inconvenienced to varying degrees though. ...Read more
How long before I can walk if I broke my lower tibia and have a hairline fracture about an inch above?
Lower tibia fracture: Follow your doctor's instructions as to when you can start weight bearing. If you have not done so, please consult a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon for treatment. ...Read more
Had a distal tibial fracture 4m ago. I have started walking now but wid brace. Don't have pain but can't walk properly. How long'll it take to heal?
Still need time: I would visit your surgeon for sure to check the hardware in your ankle. Most ankle surgeries I perform I tell my patients that it may take up to 1 year to get back to normal again. Swelling and scaring take a long time to heal. ...Read more
How long will it take two leg fractures to heal? My 10 year old daughter fell out of her treehouse and suffered two fractures to her right leg. How long will it take for her to heal? Will these affect her ability to walk?
I am sorry to hear about your daughter's injury. Unfortunately, it is difficult to answer your question without knowing more about the injury. How severe were the fractures? Was it near or involving a joint? Was there any deformity of the leg? Did the bone puncture the skin? Does your daughter have any other medical conditions that might affect her healing? All of these will affect the healing rate of your daughter's leg.
In general, I would estimate that the bones would start to "knit" in about 4-6 weeks and full strength may not be achieved for 3-6 months, but I would defer to your treating orthopedic surgeon who can give you more details about your daughter's specific injuries. ...Read more
For a fractured right pubis, how soon can you start walking? Currently on crutches. Would really like to walk normally, at least a bit.
Ambulation pubic fra: What was the cause of the fracture? . Usually is induced by a violent injury, such as a MVA, you should had imaging studied performed, and interpretation. The pubis encompass the junction, and the bony structures. At what level is, is the ligament/cartilage affected? Or the bone. The healing process Pubic Rami fractures typically heal without surgery and don’t usually cause permanent disabilities. ...Read more
0-6 weeks: Some ankle fractures can be walked on immediately. ...Read more
Is it possible to walk with 5th matatersal fracture while the bone is still broken? After 5weeks in cast the bone is still broken. How long it takes?
It's possible: To walk on it but that might not be the smartest thing to so as you could make it worse. On average it takes 6-8 weeks for one to heal. You need to follow your doctors direction. You also don't state if the fracture is a homes fracture or intraarticular fracture, if it was displaced or not, these are all important things to know. ...Read more
How long does it take for a hairline fracture in the shin to stop hurting because I was playing football got hit in the shin and couldn't walk and I iced it and it didn't help at all but when I got to my house I iced it again and took perscription pain re
How about 6-8 weeks:
If you have any fracture in your tibia, you
really have to assume that it will take at
least 6-8 weeks to heal
time factors include your age, activity, overall
health and any possible medical problems. ...Read more
I had surgery on my right hip (acetabular fracture) February third. How long does it take a person to walk again?
Depends: Several factors are involved, including underlying medical issues (co-morbidities), extent of the injury/fracture, ability to perform and recover with rehab/physical therapy etc. Generally speaking, you should be improved by now, so discuss with your surgeon and the rehab team. Best wishes. ...Read more
I rolled my ankle and a think I have a small fracture, I am able to walk normally on it but it dose feel slightly awkward. How can I treat it at home?
I have metatarsal fracture in my foot and I was wondering how long till I can put weight on when I walk? It's hurting bad when I walk
Varies: It varies in part on the exact location of the fracture. That being said, most metatarsal fractures are well healed by 8-12 weeks. ...Read more
I had a medial malleolus fracture 2 weeks ago and my doctor told me I need screws. How long will it take for me to walk painless without crutches?
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon the individual, but most of the time the fracture will heal in 6-8 weeks allowing full weight bearing. A full recovery with no pain or limp is about the 12week assuming you have a good result. Stay away frm nicotine and antiinflammatories, both of which can delay bone healing. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
I was diagnosed 4 weeks ago with an avulsion fracture in my ankle, & have been put in plaster. How long will it take to heal & when to walk on it?
Simple fracture: Should take about 6-8 weeks to heal enough to do moderate activity ...Read more
Had ankle surgery after fracture. 7 weeks later I need 2 crutches to walk due to much pain in my heel. What gives? How long? What can I do? I am 64.
Hair line fracture below the knee. Can I walk after healing. Will the pain be life long? Can I put weight on it. Can I sleep side ways
I had a fracture of the distal aspect of the fifth metatarsal bone, On 28 Nov it was fixed. How long do I walk with the special shoe given to me?
Ask your surgeon: He/she will likely say 8-12 weeks depending on the healing process. Follow directions carefully as you don’t want chronic problems. All the best. ...Read more
Stress fracture- 3rd met.- 17 weeks boot, crutches. X-ray- not healed, pain, but specialist says walk normally, no boot. Is that okay or 2nd opinion?
Ask, and receive.: It seems hard to believe that an experienced specialist would have you walk on your foot, if he believed that your foot wasn't healed. The decision of healing, after 17 weeks, may take more verification than a x-ray can show. Seventeen weeks can be frustrating for both you and the specialist. I suggest you get a second opinion, in fact, it might be considerate to ask him for a referral for one. ...Read more
I had an ankle fibula fracture, 13 weeks ago, which is nowstable. Whenever I try to walk, the ankle swells and stiffens. How long will it take to heal completely and by when can iwalk easily?
Hello, I had bone fracture on my right ankle what kind of shoes do I have to wear? How long it takes to walk with any shoes?
Sorry you had the fracture but I am very concerned that no one in your medicine area has told you how to walk.
You MUST see a foot specialist without too much delay! ...Read more
I had a trimalleolar ankle fracture and am 6 weeks post operation. Will I be able to walk normally after some time or will I limp?
A little hard work: With surgical repair of a trimalleilar fracture you should be able to walk without a limp within 3-4 months. Full recover is reached faster with physical therapy. The faster you can regain full range of motion and rebuild strength the faster you'll get there. Good luck with your rehab. ...Read more
12 weeks of stable ankle fabula fracture bone completely heal som swelling and stiffness when to start normal walk how long does stiffness finish?
Ankle fracture: Stiffness, soreness, & swelling can persist for several months after the bone has healed. Start with a low impact exercise & stretching program & increase activities as tolerated. ...Read more
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
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
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