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How long does it usually take for a broken ankle to heal?

How long does it usually take for a broken ankle to heal?

Varies: In an average healthy person, the fracture will likely heal within 6-8 weeks. However, the sports functionality of the ankle may not return to normal for nearly 6-12 months. This depends on the severity of the initial injury and the subsequent rehab of the ankle. Your orthopedist will guide you through your recovery process. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Bernstein
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more


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How long does it take a broken ankle to heal?

How long does it take a broken ankle to heal?

Distal fib fracture: Varies depending on age, health, smoking status, nutrition, displacement, etc. Average person the answer is about 6 wks, but then additional maturation of the fracture occurs with soft tissue healing and muscle strengthening. ...Read more

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How long does it take a broken ankle to heal? It's been almost two months and I'm still in tremendous pain.

Varies: It depends on how serious of a fracture you sustained, how it was treated, and how compliant you were with your doctor's orders. Did you have surgery to repair the break or were you placed in a cast? Did you stay off the foot? Severe pain after 2 months is not common, but it may depend on specifics. I recommend you follow up with your specialist who can better assess the healing process. ...Read more

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How long willa broken ankle take to heal?

How long willa broken ankle take to heal?

Normally: Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal. If you had surgery it make take longer depending on what was done, then will need physical theray. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long does a broken ankle take to heal?

How long does a broken ankle take to heal?

Bone typically: Heals in about 6-8 weeks. Keep in mind there are factors that delay healing and most fractures need to be stable to heal. ...Read more

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How long will it take before I can walk after a broken ankle?

How long will it take before I can walk after a broken ankle?

Depends: It depends on the type of fracture, the location of the fracture and any additional soft tissue injuries that occurred. You want to be certain that the injury is completely and stable before putting weight on it. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get back to normal after surgery for broken ankle?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get back to normal after surgery for broken ankle?

3-6 months: You should be able to start limited weight bearing exercises in about 8 weeks, but it is always best to ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long can it take to get back to full fitness from a broken ankle?

How long can it take to get back to full fitness from a broken ankle?

3-6 months: If your relatively healthy and have a straightforward fracture, then it will usually take 3 months for most of the bone to heal. However, you will likely have some mine swelling that can persist for months and it will take 6 months to a year to get back to full strength. ...Read more

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How long would it take to pass a saliva test if I was taking vicodene for a broken ankle?

How long would it take to pass a saliva test if I was taking vicodene for a broken ankle?

Does not matter: If you were taking a prescription medication for treatment of an ankle fracture you just need to tell the person doing the test. They will record that and it should not be a problem for pre- employment screening or the like. They might ask you for evidence of the prescription. Always better to mention upfront as the detection range will vary depending on the actual test used. ...Read more

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How long does is take vicodene to get out of system to pass a saliva test. I have a broken ankle. I know I can tell them but just curious anyways?

A little over 24 hr: About 85% of an oral dose is out of you system in 24 hrs I'm not sure about the saliva test but one day should be sufficient. ...Read more

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I just got my cast off from a broken ankle, how long will it take to walk without pain?

I just got my cast off from a broken ankle, how long will it take to walk without pain?

Speak to your doctor: Several weeks, but if pain is bad you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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How can I get a broken ankle to heal quickly?

How can I get a broken ankle to heal quickly?

Patience.: Have patience. Not sure if you had surgery for it or not, but if the bones are aligned the way they need to be, then you should heal in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I get my broken ankle to heal faster other than doing nothing?

Stuff: Beyond rest and elevation, maintain optimum health and nutrition with the rest of your body and keep a positive outlook. There are many things that can delay fracture healing, but nothing that will speed it up.

Of note, anti-inflammatory medication delays bone healing. This includes ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) nuprin and aspirin. Don't take them constantly or your healing will be delayed. ...Read more

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When will a broken ankle typically heal?

6-8 weeks: While the bone usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often continue to have symptoms beyond that time. This is due to the soft tissue injury that also occurred at the time of the fracture. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to surf after a broken ankle?

Talk to your doc.: You really need to be cleared by the doctor who fixed your ankle before surfing or starting any other activity. ...Read more

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