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Midshaft Fibula Fracture
Yes..: Non union is common in this kind of fracture treated conservatively. Surgical correction better. ...Read more
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
Depends: The location of the fracture is important to when you will be able to go back to activities. The closer to your "ankle" the fracture is the more restrictions you will have. On average bone heals in about 2-3 months everything else being equal. If you smoke or use any nicotine products that can almost double the time it takes for the fracture to heal. ...Read more
Depends: Healing typically takes 6-8 weeks, but some pain may persist for longer or permanently. ...Read more
I had a fibula fracture 6 weeks ago. I am not sure if it has healed. Can some one take a look at it and give an assessment.
Xray: It's best to get an x-ray. If you are no longer having pain, it's likely well on its way to being healed. ...Read more
Nope.: Distal fibula and lateral ankle fractures usually repond well to immobilization and time. Displaced fractures may require open reduction and fixation. If there is an associated loss of soft tissue coverage, nerve damage with loss of sensation or complications with the circulation or infection, then an amputation may need to be considered. ...Read more
What are the benefits and drawbacks of weight bearing as early as 3 weeks post fibula fracture as opposed to resting for 5 weeks with elevation.
Reframe the fracture: Because of limitations in the framing of your question, it is difficult to say. The severity of the fracture as well as the type of fracture given in relation to the fracture are really important to know. ...Read more
Varies : Isolated fibula fractures typically heal over about 6-8 weeks. Occupationall therapy usually involves more injury to the upper extremities and so is usually not used in fibula fractures. If any therapy, it is usuLky physical therapy. We usually evaluate the patient at 6-8 weeks; if doing well, then no PT, if coming along slow we will do PT then. ...Read more
It tells a lot: It means the outside of the ankle bone (fibula) is broken at the level of the ankle joint, and can extend outward and sometimes upward. The other side of the ankle can sometimes be sprained or have a fracture. The Danis Weber classifications help guide treatment. Type A fractures might do well with a cast or walking boot. Type B fractures might nonweightbearing or surgery. Type C needs surgery. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Persistent swelling after these kind of ankle injuries is the most common complaint. Periodic elevation above heart and head as well as reduced standing and walking can help. Compressive hose, ace wrap, ted hose, or ankle sleeve can also help. Eventually the swelling will stop, but give your body time to heal. ...Read more
Treatment of : Need to be casted or get a cam walker, non-weight bearing with crutches or walker for 4-6 weeks. Get consecutive x-rays to make sure the bone is healed before starting to put pressure on the foot. Have diet with lots of green vegetables and yogurt to improve bone healing. ...Read more
When can I start exercising after grade 2 ankle spain and simple fibula fracture. Looking to do cardio?
After bone is healed:
Need x-ray to determine if bone is healed befor starting back to exercise.
6-8 weeks. ...Read more
I had a fibula fracture near the knee 10 days ago. I was given 4 weeks off work, but I doubt I will heal this quickly?
Less pain: The bone will probably take 2-3 months to heal, but the pain from the fracture should be much less by than. Depending on your job, many people are able to return to work after a few weeks from this type of injury. ...Read more
I have a distal fibula fracture non displaced and I was wondering how long I would be in a cast and what is the recovery time?
If radiological and clinical exam suggest very minimal healing for lateral malleolus fibula fracture [no plates/pins], should I be walking on it?
NO: Your fracture need to be immoblized and if it is slow in healing you probably should not be walking on it. ...Read more
Timing?: In the early postoperative period (Get a more detailed answer ›
Nondisplaced distal fibula fracture. Been in cast for 2 weeks. New cast tomorrow. Can I take this cast off for tonight to wash?
Don't remove : It is best to not remove the cast put on by the doctor. They can wipe you leg down when they change out you cast. If you truly have a non displaced fibular fracture, you may be eligible for a fracture boot. These can be removed for showers or bathing. Check with your treating provider. ...Read more
I have a distal fibula fracture and I was put on a boot, but dr. didn't say what else to do just to keep it on. Should I be walking on it?
CALL: I have no idea regarding the fracture pattern. Why don't you just call the doctor's office? ...Read more
What to do if I fell and put all my weight on my non-weight bearing leg. I have a tibia/fibula fracture.?
See your Orthopod:
Who has been treating you for your FX and let him examine you and get a XRs on your leg/ankle.
Do what he tells you.
Good luck. ...Read more
I recently suffered a tibia and fibula Fracture. What are some ways I can safely strengthen the muscles to prevent any muscle tears?
Talk to your doctor: Your are not at risk for ongoing muscle tears at this point. Muscle may have been injured at the time of your injury but should not be at risk now. The return to exercise and strengthening depends on the amount of bone healing that has occurred and the overall stability of your fracture. ...Read more
Hi I sliped and twisited my leg a momth ago mri on it 2 weeks later report said non displaced proxmil fibula fracture mild edema inajacent tibi pla?
Fracture of Leg: It appears the area near the top of your shin is a fracture. The tibial plateau is the area at the top of the shin-bone that the upper leg rests upon. The non displaced comment means the bone is intact and not seperated from itself. Hope this explanation helps. ...Read more
Distal fibula fracture. 5 weeks post. Doctor said fracture line has almost gone according to X-Ray. Does this mean fracture be almost healed?
Not completely there: But palpating the fracture can help, if there is minimal 2 no pain @ all, I would let someone Ur age go with a neoprene ankle "support ". I call this non-functional bracing. By that I mean it does not actually brace or stabilize the ankle but it sends strong proprioception signals 2 Ur brain. Meaning it makes U subconsciously aware of where Ur ankle is in time & space, & U subconsciously protect i ...Read more
I got fibula fracture near my knee before 6 weeks and pain near injured area.no pain on ankle.how long it get recovery do I need to use crutch now?
If it was from a-: -sideways blow & not twisting injury with Ur foot planted, & no ankle or neurological symptoms, I would allow weight bearing right away. But U must not use this answer as an OK. That must come from Ur treating ortho. ...Read more
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