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On average, how long will a broken fibula take to heal?

On average, how long will a broken fibula take to heal?

6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Although a non-weight bearing bone, fibula fractures can be painful with certain motions; be sure to get it properly evaluated and treated. See your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results. ...Read more

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How much time does a broken fibula take to heal?

How much time does a broken fibula take to heal?

Depends on the: fracture. IF it needs surgery it will take anywhere from 8-12 weeks. If it is a simple non-dispalced fibula fracture at the distal ankle you may be back as early as 6-8 weeks. fractures in general take 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a broken fibula typically?

How long does it take to recover from a broken fibula typically?

8 to 12 weeks: A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization. Smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions can prolong or delay this healing. Premature mobilization or weight bearing on the extremity could also cause delayed or non healing. ...Read more

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I would like to know how long is surgery for orif for a right broken fibula, it is the lower part of the fibula close to the ankle?

I would like to know how long is surgery for orif for a right  broken fibula, it is the lower part of the fibula close to the ankle?

Hour or less: If you have a fractured fibula the average time would be about an hour or less (typically 30-40 minutes). I don't really focus on the length but quality of care done. Obviously if your surgeon takes more than a couple hours that is a bit too long as greatly increases risk of infection and lengthens tourniquet time which can cause other issues. ...Read more

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Broken ankle of medial malleolus + broken fibula will be out of commission for how long?

Broken ankle of medial malleolus + broken fibula will be out of commission for how long?

Fracture: A broken bone usually requires 6-8 weeks to heal on average. If surgery is required then i would count on the full 8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long until i can walk again after surgery from a broken fibula? I am already toe touch walking with the crutches.

How long until i can walk again after surgery from a broken fibula? I am already toe touch walking with the crutches.

Broken fibula: It's best to discuss this with your surgeon. Weight bearing will be determined by what was done at surgery and the type if injury. ...Read more

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If you don't wear a cast or a boot for a broken fibula and tibia what will happen because i take my boot off a lot.?

If you don't wear a cast or a boot for a broken fibula and tibia what will happen because i take my boot off a lot.?

Cast removal: early: The bones may not heal properly, perhaps heal crookedly ( out of alignment) or not heal at all ( malunion, i think) or may luckily heal ok. How long have you been casted? When you remove the cast , do you walk on the foot? Or use crutches? Older you are , greater the risk of (the above) occurring. Why do you remove the support? Itching. Poor fit? Hurts? Best to discuss with your doctor! ...Read more

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Surgery? Should this be properly aligned. Broken fibula 2 places ! broken fibula, mid lower section top break, still in alignment but fracture. Lower break separated and off to the side not in alignment but. Back of heal and ankle burning. I have a splint

Surgery? Should this be properly aligned. Broken fibula 2 places ! broken fibula, mid lower section top break, still in alignment but fracture. Lower break separated and off to the side not in alignment but. Back of heal and ankle burning. I have a splint

Without : Without seeing the images, it is difficult to know how much of the fibula is broken and how displaced it really is. The symptoms you're having sound like part of the peroneal nerve is irritated--either from swelling or from the fracture. Most of these injuries are stretch or bruising injuries, called neurapraxias, that resolve with time, usually about 3 months. Occasionally, a nerve can be severed, but usually there is muscle weakness to show the more severe injury. In principle, fractures of the fibular shaft are left to heal without surgery. We can remove a large portion of the fibula as bone graft without significant adverse effects, so we know the mid-portion of the fibula does not provide structural stability. The closer to the knee, however, the more likely to affect the common peroneal nerve and the closer to the ankle, the more likely the fracture will affect ankle stability. There are key ligaments that stabilize the ankle in the area known as the syndesmosis. These ligaments can take longer to heal than a fracture or lower ankle injury. Talk to your treating physician about the location of the fractures relative to the important structures. ...Read more

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