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How Long After You Fracture Your Ankle Should You Start Walking On It Again
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
up to a few weeks..: Depending on the severity of your injury and the level of need to walk/use your leg etc..Crutches are only need for a few days to couple of weeks in most cases. You tend to heal faster when young and in good health and longer and longer with age and concomitant illnesses. Often after a few days, you can hop around w/o cructhes. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
See a physician: If you have stepped on a nail, you should see a physician to evaluate the wound, perform any irrigation and/or wound repair if warranted and to make sure that your tetanus vaccine is up to date. They will probably also take x-rays to make sure that no foreign body is retained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If walk on a healing bronken ankle a week to early before your supposed to could you damage you ankle?
A few days: Your surgeon is the best person to answer that question. It will depend on everything that was done and how many incisions you have. ...Read more
How long would it take until i can start playing rugby again after a broken ankle and torn ligaments?
D/w orthopod: This really depends on the injury. I would discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. An on-line physician has no way to know the extent of injury or the level of healing that has taken place. ...Read more
What if you start walking 2 weeks earlier then your doctor told you too after knee microfracture surgery?
What?: Sorry but that's just plain foolish. Please rethink that and speak with your surgeon before you do some serious damage to yourself. ...Read more
Depends: In general people can resume most activities almost immediately. I usually tell people to limit heavy lifting, bending, twisting for about a month to let the soft tissues (skin, muscle) heal. Ask your surgeon for specific restrictions; if there was a large hole in the outer disk, more time for healing may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends a little on the exercise. Ideally you would not do anything that would out any additional stress on the knee until you are fully recovered, and best with a gradual return. About two weeks after complete resolution of symptoms such as pain and swelling would be a good guideline. Also need to make sure strength gets equal to other side as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on xrays and healing. Usually 12 weeks however. ...Read more
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
What would happen if you completely tore your ACL and your mcl? How long would it take to recover?
Long rehabilitation: Tearing your mcl and acl typically requires surgical repair and extended physical therapy especially if you wish to continue to be physically active. High level and professional athletes typically will need about 6-12 months to recover before they are released to full activity without restriction. ...Read more
broken bone: Not all broken bones need surgery. Those that do require surgery should be fixed as soon as the soft tissues allow. This varies depending on location. For example, some ankle injuries require a bit longer to allow swelling to resolve before the skin is safe for surgery. Other injuries should be fixed asap such as hip fractures or femur fractures. Talk with your ortho doc. ...Read more
As long as no : Instability, and pain is improving, you usually can start rehabbing it as when you can tolerate it. If pain gets worse again with activity, see a physician to be sure there is not more damage. Nsaids may help. In rehabbing, strengthen quads and hamstrings with closed kinetic chain exercises. See a physician if not continued improvement to be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have surgery on your ankle and are in a splint for 6 weeks then go into a walking cast. Will u be able to walk on it as soon as you get it off ?
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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