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How Long Should Broken Ankle Last
Depends: It depends on what bone and how serious the break. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
How long do I need to wait to drive after broken ankle surgary? Please answer I am going away and I need to drive there! It has been 4 weeks since
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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