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How Long Does A Fractured Fibula Take To Heal
See below: Most fractures take 4 to 6 weeks to heal. ...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
How long does a hairline fractured on my fibula take to heal?I hurt it 2 thursdays ago and will I be able to play in soccer game monday?
Fracture: bone typically takes between 6-8 weeks to heal itself. primary healing is faster - through surgery - the fracture is reduced, fixated and heals 4-5 weeks. secondary healing is slower - the bone is not fixated - may be casted, the body forms a blood clot that calcifies and becomes bone. 6-8 weeks ...Read more
Suffered a fractured fibula and ruptured deltoid ligament that required surgical repair. Are long-term consequences likely?
Anatomic: Not if the repair is anatomic and you didn't suffer an injury to the articular cartilage of the talus at the time of the injury. It's usually impossible to tell if there has been any cartilage damage actutely and if there is it can take decades to be experienced clinically or be seen on plain films. ...Read more
Hello, I have had a broken fibula since Jan 5th. Was clean fracture by ankle...how long until I can start jogging 3 miles again? Thank you
8 weeks : 8 weeks with xray that show healing is done ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on fracture: Some fibula fractures are stable meaning that it is ok to put weight on them and they will still heal. Others are unstable so they either require surgery or in some cases non weight bearing. It would be best to discuss it with your Orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I have a fractured fibula that is not healing right, what is the next step to correct the healing?
Energy: 50's female with non-healing fibula fracture needs to review FDA-approved electromagnetic field therapy. Mild physical exercises via walking & aquatherapy stimulate tissue growth factors. Electro-acupuncture probably does same. Nutrition, Vit's C & D, sun exposure, Calcium, Magnesium & horsetail herb tinctures conjoin to maximize the healing event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Motion and strength: A fibula fracture usually requires. Bit of immobilization which can cause stiffness nd muscle trophy. Physical therapy will help maximize functional recovery by first negating stiffness and obtaining full motion. Next, atrophy from disuse is reversed with a strengthening program. Finally, balance, endurance nd gait retraining are employed return your extremity as close o normal as possible. ...Read more
Fibula fracture: 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See an orthopaedist: See an orthopaedic surgeon who cares for trauma. She or he can assess you and give you the options. Depending on your exact condition, surgery may or may not be necessary. If surgery is suggested, it is best done shortly after the accident (unless delayed by swelling, skin problems, other injuries/issues) since the healing starts immediately. Waiting too long make the surgery harder. ...Read more
I have a mid shaft fractured fibula it's been two weeks exactly and can walk with little to no pain is ok to being working out in the pool ?
Yes but confirm: Mid shaft fractures of the fibula unassociated with an injury to the ligaments holding the tibia and the fibula together (syndesmosis) are usually caused b a direct blow to the fibula. They are a nuisance fracture and are treated symptomatically. Follow up xrays by your doctor are necessary. Confirm my opinion with your doc before starting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should someone be walking in their boot without crutches one week after their spiral fractured fibula accident occurred?
Had a non displaced fractured fibula about 4 to 6 inches above the right ankle... Is surgery necessary?
Injured ankle Thursday told Friday I had fractured fibula; very tip small break. Dr. said I could start walking on Monday but it hurts, should I wait?
It: Won't do any damage to walk. But it will be painful bc of the break. It is not wt bearing bone so you can walk. But until it heals it will be painful. ...Read more
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