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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. James Lin
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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 will it take an ankle fracture to heal?

How long will it take an ankle fracture to heal?

6- 8 weeks: Usually it takes 6 - 8 weeks to heal. However, it may take longer to heal if there are complications, large amount of damage or dislocation, medical conditions of the patient, compliance of the patient. ...Read more

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How long will it take for an ankle fracture to heal?

How long will it take for an ankle fracture to heal?

Variable: There are several variables that go into answering your question such as the type of fracture and whether or not it was surgically corrected if a graft was placed etc. But in general your looking at 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take for an avulsion ankle fracture to heal?

Depends: If the avulsuion only involves the very tip of the lateral ankle then it is really treated like a severe ankle sprain. Either way, getting involved in a good ankle rehabilittion program will help and you should be able to get back to sports in about 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a trimalleolar fractured ankle to heal?

How long will it take for a trimalleolar fractured ankle to heal?

At least 6 weeks: Although healing times are very individualized related to severity of injury, patient age and health, stability of fixation, bone quality, etc. ...Read more

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How is my ankle fracture going to heal? How long does it take?

How is my ankle fracture going to heal? How long does it take?

6- 8 weeks: Typically an ankle fracture will take 6 - 8 weeks to heal. It depends how badly it was broken, if it is displaced, if it needs surgery, if there are other complicating factors to consider related to your health. ...Read more

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How long willa left ankle fracture take to heal?

How long willa left ankle fracture take 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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Ankle Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is just another way to say that a bone has been broken. The ankle is made up of the distal Tibia and fibula. Ankle fracture can range from minor injuries to quite severe to the point ...Read more