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How long will a trimalleolar fracture take to heal?

How long will a trimalleolar fracture take to heal?

Many months: Even after the fracture is healed and you are able to walk, your skin, tendons, muscles and ligaments continue the healing process for up to a year. It is not unusual for your ankle to stay swollen for a number of months after the surgery. The bones themselves should be healed within 6-8 weeks, on average. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Fracture (Definition)

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


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How long does a trimalleolar fracture take to heal?

How long does a trimalleolar fracture take to heal?

Depends: This depends on several factors, including the severity of the fracture, whether it was open, whether surgery was done and if so, the type of surgery, and also associated medical conditions such as diabetes or smoking. A healthy patient should be well on the way to healing within 6 - 8 weeks, however the subsequent rehab which is required can take 1 - 3 months. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a trimalleolar fracture without surgery to heal?

6-8 weeks: Bone in a healthy person normally takes 6-8 weeks to heel. Having said that, trimalleolar fractures have the potential of being very debilitating. Along with the broken bones, you probably damaged the soft tissue between the 2 leg bones called the syndesmosis. Soft tissue can take up to 3 months to heel. Given the possible instability of this injury, surgery is sometimes the best option. ...Read more

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How long (roughly) does the pain last after orif ankle surgery (trimalleolar fracture)? A few weeks?

How long (roughly) does the pain last after orif ankle surgery (trimalleolar fracture)? A few weeks?

Weeks: The initial pain should improve within a few weeks but soreness and swelling may be present for several months.Keep pressure off of your foot/ankle and elevate when possible. Ice is usually helpful. ...Read more

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How do you treat a trimalleolar fracture?

The goal is to : Realign and keep function. Surgeons preference in how to achieve that after reviewing each case. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my trimalleolar fracture?

What can I do to help my trimalleolar fracture?

Have surgery : Trimalleolar fractures are very unstable and will require surgery to repair the fractures. There is high risk for future ankle joint damage and arthritis if untreated. ...Read more

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What should I expect from a trimalleolar fracture?

What should I expect from a trimalleolar fracture?

Instability and pain: If the fracture is displaced than it will be very painful. These fractures are unstable and require surgery to stabilize them. Seek help. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have an trimalleolar fracture?

Ankle joint fracture: A trimalleolar fracture means that the 3 corners (maleolli) that make up your ankle joint (tibia and fibula) are involved with the break. It usually results from high energy injuries and because the multiple parts are broken, the joint is unstable and typically requires surgery to restore the articular surface and stability of the ankle. ...Read more

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What is a trimalleolar fracture and how can it be treated?

Trimal fracture: A trimaleollar fracture is when you fracture you're fibula and you fracture the tibia in two parts. Along the back of the ankle as well as along the inside part of your ankle. Depending on severity might need to be surgically repaired. ...Read more

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How much is trimalleolar fracture curable by insertion of metal plates and screws?

Very: This one is among the severest of fractures; and the 'hardware' is placed to stabilize the joint so it can help the joint heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more