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Doctor insights on: Medial Malleolus Injuries

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Can injury to the flexor hallucis longus cause pain behind the medial malleolus?

Can injury to the flexor hallucis longus cause pain behind the medial malleolus?

Yes it can : It can but there are other structures in the area that can cause similar symptoms. Classically posterior deep ankle pain is associated with fhl injuries but have had cases with medial ankle pain. ...Read more

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I have a fracture tip of right medial malleolus and fracture medial aspect right talus. There is soft tissue swelling due to injury. What medication?

How old?: If the injury is brand new, cold applications and elevation of the leg are used for 24to48 hours or as long as swelling is present. If there is no evidence of bleeding, antiinflammatories like ibuprofen(if you can take them) may reduce pain and swelling tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be used and doesn't worsen bleeding. Otherwise prescription pain relievers are used for pain relief. ...Read more

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What causes pain in my medial malleolus?

What causes pain in my medial malleolus?

See a doctor: Medial malleolus could be as a result of trauma or possible bony abnormality. Need to see a doctor for further evaluation including x-rays. ...Read more

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What is normally done for a broken medial malleolus?

What is normally done for a broken medial malleolus?

Medial malleolus: Depending on how displaced the fracture is, it is either treated in a cast or with surgery to fix the bone. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from surgery due to a broken medial malleolus?

How long does it take to recover from surgery due to a broken medial malleolus?

This depends.....: This depends on the severity of the injury not just to the bone but also to the soft tissues and associated joint. After bone healing has occured you may still have some joint swelling and pain. Return to full activity may take a number of months. ...Read more

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What is bilateral focal involvement of the lateral plantar motor nerves at or distal to the superior border of the medial malleolus bilaterally?

What is bilateral focal involvement of the lateral plantar motor nerves at or distal to the superior border of the medial malleolus bilaterally?

Tarsal tunnel: It sounds like you are describing a tarsal tunnel type syndrome. This can be evaluated with an EMG. You should see a good foot and ankle specialist to treat your condition. ...Read more

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Is it possible to walk on a medial malleolus fracture?

Is it possible to walk on a medial malleolus fracture?

I would not advice: The fracture may be treated with a short leg cast or a removable brace. Usually, you need to avoid putting weight on your leg for approximately 6 weeks. You will need to see your physician regularly for repeat x-rays to make sure the fracture does not change in position. ...Read more

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Broken ankle of medial malleolus + broken fibula will be out of commission for how long?

Broken ankle of medial malleolus + broken fibula will be out of commission for how long?

Fracture: A broken bone usually requires 6-8 weeks to heal on average. If surgery is required then i would count on the full 8 weeks. ...Read more

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My tibialis posterior tendon has come out of its groove behind the medial malleolus is this even possible?

My tibialis posterior tendon has come out of its groove behind the medial malleolus is this even possible?

Anything is possible: This would be very uncommon. The tibialis posterior tendon is held in place by a very broad, strong compartmentalized ligament. It is possible you have ruptured the tendon or ligament. Do you have weakness on that side? Are there any other symptoms. Posterior tibial dysfunction is a serious problem. You should have a professional exam and imaging if necessary. ...Read more

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