Nondisplaced fibula fracture treatment - Doctor answers

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Treatment of undisplaced fibula fracture. And after how much time can I start walking?

Treatment of undisplaced fibula fracture. And after how much time can I start walking?

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

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

Depends: If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fully healed. It can take several month to get full healing. Other options include possible platelet or stem cell based therapies that may help healing faster/more fully. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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Nondisplaced distal fibula fracture. Been in cast for 2 weeks. New cast tomorrow. Can I take this cast off for tonight to wash?

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

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Acute fibula fracture, when to start ocupational therapy?

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

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What types of exercise/physical therapy can someone with a type b lateral malleolus (ankle/fibula) fracture do to stay fit?

What types of exercise/physical therapy can someone with a type b lateral malleolus (ankle/fibula) fracture do to stay fit?

Several.: Swimming. Aqua-aerobics. Weight training. Etc. When fractures heal, wearing an ankle brace and using a schwinn-airdyne would be best! Other sporting activities can be aqdapted, but check with your orthopedist! ...Read more

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Arthroscopic right knee, and lateral fibula fracture I fell on my knee at work, I did therapy for 10 weeks and a cortizon shot, didn't work, so I had scop done on my knee 5 weeks later, it lock up and my ankle turned and I fractured it at the tip of the f

Arthroscopic right knee, and lateral fibula fracture I fell on my knee at work, I did therapy for 10 weeks and a cortizon shot, didn't work, so I had scop done on my knee 5 weeks later, it lock up and my ankle turned and I fractured it at the tip of the f

Not sure of question: I would expect about 6 weeks for recovery
after a typical arthroscopic procedure.
If you sprained your ankle after that, you most
likely won't need ankle surgery.
I would try to brace your ankle and consider
some rehab
ankle reconstructions are not common and
usually not necessary. ...Read more

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What does "minimally displaced distal fibula fracture Weber B" mean?

What does "minimally displaced distal fibula fracture Weber B" mean?

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

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What is it like to walk after a fibula fracture after the cast is removed?

What is it like to walk after a fibula fracture after the cast is removed?

Ankle stiffness: Your ankle will be stiff with restricted range of motion out of the cast. That will improve over time. You will have some pain in that ankle originally until you regain your full motion. ...Read more

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Recovery time and precautions following distal fibula fracture and orif.?

Depends: On the fracture type, how well the surgery went, what the doc saw intraoperatively....Hence, all these questions should be discussed with your surgeon. ...Read more

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3 weeks since simple fibula fracture and small sprain. Shouldn't swelling be gone?

3 weeks since simple fibula fracture and small sprain. Shouldn't swelling be gone?

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

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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 then. Depending on your job, many people are able to return to work after a few weeks from this type of injury. ...Read more

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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?

I always wonder: Whyi when you are put in the cast that is not discussed? Bone takes approx 6-8 weeks to heal. Xrays and clinical findings are taken into account so it does not mean you are in the cast the entire time. ...Read more

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Does distal fibula fracture have good blood supply?

Does distal fibula fracture have good blood supply?

Distal fibula: Yes. Generally the distal fibula has a good blood supply and heals reliably well. Metabolic problems and lack of immobilization can lead to non-union of a distal fibula fracture. ...Read more

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Distal fibula fracture - is it possible to have an amputation?

Distal fibula fracture - is it possible to have an amputation?

Not usually: The fibula is the smaller bone in the lower leg. Fractures may require casting or surgery. There would have to be other injuries to result in the need for such a drastic procedure. ...Read more

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Distal fibula fracture - is it recommended to have an amputation?

Distal fibula fracture - is it recommended to have an amputation?

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

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Is it possible to have any amputation for distal fibula fracture?

Is it possible to have any amputation for distal fibula fracture?

Very unlikely: A fibula fracture would not warrant an amputation unless you have some reason that the surgical wound fails to heal and it gets a very bad infection. If you're diabetic or have very bad vascular disease, this may lead to a delayed amputation, but this is very unlikely. ...Read more

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How long will I have a hard cast for a non-displaced fibula fracture?

How long will I have a hard cast for a non-displaced fibula fracture?

Depends: If your inner ankle doesn't hurt this may be a stable brake and some would put you in a walking boot immediately. Some docs may error on the side of caution or if you tore the inner deltoid ligament a cast will help stabilize things and is usually used for 4-6 weeks. ...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