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Doctor insights on: How Long Will It Take For A Trimalleolar Fractured Ankle To Heal

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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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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 it take to recover from a fractured ankle?

6-8 weeks: Usually 6-8 weeks depending on the severity of the fracture. ...Read more

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How long goes a fractured ankle take to completely heel, well so I can walk and wear heels?

How long goes a fractured ankle take to completely heel, well so I can walk and wear heels?

6-12 weeks or more: Generally, bones heal in about 6-8 weeks. Depending on the severity of your ankle fracture (did it involve the fibula and the tibia or just the fibula?), and depending on the need for surgery, you may have a fair amount of swelling in the ankle, which could preclude wearing heals for much longer than 6-8 weeks. Swelling can take up to a year to improve, and may never fully resolve. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to help my fractured ankle heal more quickly?

What are some things I can do to help my fractured ankle heal more quickly?

Fracture: You can eat a well balanced diet take a multi vitamin as well as a calcium supplement, stay non weight bearing, get plenty if rest and if you smoke stop immediately. ...Read more

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How can you heal a fractured ankle at home?

Casting: Most fractures will require some sort of casting. This may be in the form of a rigid cast or boot. If you know you have a fracture you should be seen by an orthopedist for treatment. If not treated appropriately you could end up with more problems down the road. ...Read more

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What's the best way to heal a popped ligament, due to a dislocated/fractured ankle?

Immobilization: Immobilization is key to holding the ankle joint in the proper position. Whether you had surgery or not for the ankle injury, this can be done during the healing process with casting or bracing. Long term, you would want to continue additional support items and during the rehabilitation with physical therapy strengthen the surrounding musculature. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Broken ankle is also known as Ankle fracture. 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