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How Long Should Broken Ankle Last
Many possibilities: Swelling may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you still have pain with the swelling, may not be healed. If you are becoming much more active since it healed could be that. Be sure it not an infection (red lines, open sore, hot). Rarely, swelling can be a blood clot. Elevate your toe above your nose to decrease the swelling. If in doubt, get another xray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Swelling is usually the last symptom to go away after the injury. The severity of the sprain, whether the ligaments are partially or completely torn has a major bearing on the healing rate. Ice and compression are quite helpful and physical therapy modalities can hasten healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Compound fracture is: not used anymore.the classifications are open: where the fracture breaks the skin, or closed.comminuted means many pieces. The bruising from all fractures resolves according to the amount of blood in the area, the more energy used to cause the fracture the greater the damage,so longer to resolve. The picture is of a closed, angulated junction of the distal/middle shaft of both bones,forearm in yng ...Read more
2 weeks to a year: A sprained ankle swells initially because of the injury to the soft tissue and the blood/lymph vessels torn at the time of injury. It takes a while for it to resolve. Anywhere from 2 weeks to up to a year. If you have a tendency to have swollen ankles for other reasons it may persit forever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You mean knee cap: Or the knee itself. Knee cap with no complications it take 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Bone healing swells: When an injury involves bone, it can take months. The older we get, the longer it lasts. It generally takes a bone 6 weeks to heal. This is the main part of healing. From then on, the bone can take up to one year to remodel itself to completion. Physical therapy seems to speed up the process using various techniques. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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