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How long would swelling last for a broken ankle?

How long would swelling last for a broken ankle?

Many variables: To minimize, ice it as much as you can and elevate.... ...Read more

Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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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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Normally, how long would the swelling last with a broken ankle?

Swelling: I tell my patients that after surgery to repair their ankle, swelling can persist for a year. Doing things like elevating the extremity, using cold packs and compression wraps can help get rid of the swelling faster. ...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 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 should I wait to surf after a broken ankle?

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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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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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 should a healed broken ankle be swollen?

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 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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I have a non displaced broken ankle, how long will to remain swollen?

Depends: Are you being treated with a cast or other immobilzation devices? Have you seen a dr? If not see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How long roughly is the typical recovery time for a broken ankle for an elderly person?

Bone quality matters: Most fractures heal in 6-8 weeks depending upon several important factors: 1. Status of surrpounding soft tissue 2. Quality of underlying fractured bone 3. Quality of reduction and stability of fixation (hardware if surgery performed). ...Read more

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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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