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What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

What are the symptoms of an ankle fracture?

Unable to walk: Swelling and bruising also are signs. Some stress fractures or chip fractures can take weight but displaced fractures are too painful and unstable to walk on. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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 would it take for me to walk after an ankle fracture?

How long would it take for me to walk after an ankle fracture?

Depends....: Depends on your injury, would need more information about your fracture- typically partial weight bearing is initiated 6-8 weeks after the injury or surgery if needed. ...Read more

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Is it okay to walk around with an ankle fracture?

Varies: It is based upon the specific nature of the fracture. At a minimum, most need to be initially immobilized with a brace or cast. Whether weight bearing is allowed is based upon the specific fracture pattern. ...Read more

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If I have an ankle fracture, why can I still walk on it?

If I have an ankle fracture, why can I still walk on it?

This is common.: You can often still walk on an ankle fracture because there are many variations of anke fractures, some are simple and some are complicated. If there is only minor trauma and a small fracture bearing weight may only be moderately painful. Very frequently a walkin cast can be used for uncomplicated ankle fractures. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Jan 27th 2014 I suffered ankle fracture on both the sides of ankle im 85 kgs...its 12 weeks how much time it will take for me to recover n walk normal?

Jan 27th 2014 I suffered ankle fracture on both the sides of ankle im 85 kgs...its 12 weeks how much time it will take for me to recover n walk normal?

Be patient.: Ankle fractures take quite a while to heal up. You favor it for so long that you have to re-train yourself to walk as well as get your strength back. It may take up to 6-9 months to get out of the limping habit. ...Read more

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Ankle fracture 26 days ago, now in air splint and told i can walk on it. Excruciating pain is this normal?

Call orthopedist: Some discomfort would not be unusual, but if there is excruciating pain in the ankle upon weight bearing, i would get back on crutches until you're evaluated by the orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a trimalleolar ankle fracture and am 6 weeks post operation. Will i be able to walk normally after some time or will i limp?

I had a trimalleolar ankle fracture and am 6 weeks post operation. Will i be able to walk normally after some time or will i limp?

A little hard work: With surgical repair of a trimalleilar fracture you should be able to walk without a limp within 3-4 months. Full recover is reached faster with physical therapy. The faster you can regain full range of motion and rebuild strength the faster you'll get there. Good luck with your rehab. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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