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Hi i broke my ankle 3 weeks ago. Dg is trimaellor fracture I have friedrich ataxia too... How long it will take for me to start walking?

Hi i broke my ankle 3 weeks ago. Dg is trimaellor fracture I have friedrich ataxia too... How long it will take for me to start walking?

Trimalleolar : Depends mostly on the stability the fracture after surgical fixation. Usually on average six weeks is needed before full weight-bearing is allowed. This can vary however. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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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


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I broke my ankle playing soccer, eversion motion, x-ray shows mildly displaced spiral fracture at lateral malleolus. Had cast for 8 weeks. dr said I can start walking even though x-ray still show the break, should I do? How long should take to heal?

I broke my ankle playing soccer, eversion motion, x-ray shows mildly displaced spiral fracture at lateral malleolus. Had cast for 8 weeks. dr said I can start walking even though x-ray still show the break, should I do? How long should take to heal?

When in doubt: Normally a "displaced" fracture of the distal fibula is surgically repaired. This is because the end of the fibula is needed for ankle joint stability. Your doctor may have felt the fracture did not require surgery, which is very possible. If there is some uncertainty on your part a second opinion is always available. ...Read more

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Before 3 weeks i had a kneecap dislocation.I went to hospital and took xray.No #.Doc immobilized my leg with pop.How long it will take to walk normaly?

Before 3 weeks i had a kneecap dislocation.I went to hospital and took xray.No #.Doc immobilized my leg with pop.How long it will take to walk normaly?

If U had dislocation: .....U need more care than a reduction. The knee needs 2 b evaluated 4 alignment ; 4 damage 2 the under surface of the patella. Min rx is immobilized 4 4-6 wks ; pt 2 allow healing of the medial retinaculum 2 heal ; 2 regain motion ; strength. U may need realignment, soft tissue or boney, 2 prevent further dislocation ; damage. Get in 2 c a knee specialist now! ...Read more

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After the remove of the cast on the fractured leg, it takes how long to walk again?

After the remove of the cast on the fractured leg, it takes how long to walk again?

ASK YOU RDOCTOR: Different injuries require different periods of immobilization and nonweight bearing. Generally, after 6-8 weeks of protection for a leg fracture you can begin weightbearing ina walking boot. It will take several weeks to regain normal gait patterns. You must ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will it take before I could walk on my leg after a knee sprained?

How long will it take before I could walk on my leg after a knee sprained?

Should be anytime: if it hurts that much to walk on a sprain, you may want to get further imaging studies done like X-Ray and MRI. There may be more damage than was thought originally. If its just a sprain, occasional protection for a few days on crutches might be OK. However don't go too long using that or the muscles will stiffen and you may start to atrophy. Take NSAIDs and ice the area around the clock. ...Read more

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From the knees down my legs are swollen and hurt to walk. Took a 6 hr car trip, both ways this wknd. How long will it take to get back to normal?

From the knees down my legs are swollen and hurt to walk. Took a 6 hr car trip, both ways this wknd. How long will it take to get back to normal?

Depends ...: First have to know what's causing your legs to swell like that. The cause could be cardiac, liver, kidney. You need a good workup by a good internist who will get a thorough history, a complete physical exam, a laboratory exam, maybe an EKG and CXR and when all the data is in have a long heart-to-heart with you on what's been found and why and what can and should be done about it. No blinders! ...Read more

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How long does it take to learn to walk with prothestics when both legs have amputated above knee?

How long does it take to learn to walk with prothestics when both legs have amputated above knee?

Variable: This can vary from weeks to months or even a year depending upon certain things including the age strength and the effort and time spent by the patient ...Read more

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How long will it take two leg fractures to heal? My 10 year old daughter fell out of her treehouse and suffered two fractures to her right leg. How long will it take for her to heal? Will these affect her ability to walk?

How long will it take two leg fractures to heal? My 10 year old daughter fell out of her treehouse and suffered two fractures to her right leg. How long will it take for her to heal? Will these affect her ability to walk?

I : I am sorry to hear about your daughter's injury. Unfortunately, it is difficult to answer your question without knowing more about the injury. How severe were the fractures? Was it near or involving a joint? Was there any deformity of the leg? Did the bone puncture the skin? Does your daughter have any other medical conditions that might affect her healing? All of these will affect the healing rate of your daughter's leg. In general, i would estimate that the bones would start to "knit" in about 4-6 weeks and full strength may not be achieved for 3-6 months, but i would defer to your treating orthopedic surgeon who can give you more details about your daughter's specific injuries. ...Read more

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20 days back i suffered from dengue fever, now i can't walk I am getting cramps in leg muscles and short breathless. How long it ll take me to recover?

20 days back i suffered from dengue fever, now i can't walk I am getting cramps in leg muscles and short breathless. How long it ll take me to recover?

Variable: Symptoms related to dengue virus infection can last 6 months or longer, although this is unusual. You should, however, go back and be seen by your doctor to be certain that there is not something else going on, possibly unrelated to the dengue infection. ...Read more

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How long will it take for me to walk after dislocating my knee?

How long will it take for me to walk after dislocating my knee?

Depends on injury: It depends how severe the knee dislocation is. If you have a ligament tear , you may develop chronic knee pain. You may need a knee MRI to evaluate. ...Read more

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After removing the plates from the ankle, how long will it take to walk?

After removing the plates from the ankle, how long will it take to walk?

Screw Removal: Though you will be in bandage and surgical shoe removal means bone is healed and should be able to walk same day. Always follow your doctors orders. ...Read more

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How long does it take to walk after arthroscopic knee surgury?

How long does it take to walk after arthroscopic knee surgury?

Up to you: I usually tell my patients to get rid of the crutches when they feel their knee is strong enough to stand. Most people can walk on their knee right away with some assistance. A lot of patients actually feel better with walking after knee arthroscopy than before within the first 24-248 hours. In general i let my patients be weight-bearing as tolerated on their knees. ...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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How long will it take before i can walk after a broken ankle?

How long will it take before i can walk after a broken ankle?

Depends: It depends on the type of fracture, the location of the fracture and any additional soft tissue injuries that occurred. You want to be certain that the injury is completely and stable before putting weight on it. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to walk on a badly twisted ankle?

Please tell me how long it takes for to walk on a badly twisted ankle?

Did you get checked?: Sometimes with sprains you can suffer another injury like a fracture or other soft tissue problem. If you haven't already been examined, get checked properly by a foot/ankle specialist. ...Read more

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My ankle has dislocated , plaster has been removed after 6 weeks , I wanted to know how long will I take to walk without any help .

My ankle has dislocated , plaster has been removed after 6 weeks  , I wanted to know how long will I take to walk without any help .

Several months: With a dislocation it will take a long time for the joint to heal as you tore many of the tendons. It will take several months before you can walk unassisted. ...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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