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I have an oblique fracture of my right ankle. How do I go about taking care of my left foot? I am in crutches until i get a cast.

I have an oblique fracture of my right ankle. How do I go about taking care of my left foot? I am in crutches until i get a cast.

Fracture: As the left foot will do your weight bearing make sure you wear a good shoe with a non slip sole and exercise reasonable care. Trying to hurry with crutches is a big no no - give yourself extra time to get somewhere. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Was on cast nov 17, until dec 17 for a oblique fracture on tibia. Started running a month ago and my ankle still hurts as of this day. No therapy was required.. After running for 15 minutes it hurts.

Was on cast nov 17, until dec 17 for a oblique fracture on tibia. Started running a month ago and my ankle still hurts as of this day. No therapy was required.. After running for 15 minutes it hurts.

See your surgeon: Again best option is to see your treating orthopedist... Your fracture undoubtedly healed but during casting and 'boot' or cam walker use your ankle was immobilized . You may be having pain because of ankle stiffness or because you began running too quickly or aggressively on bone that is not ready for it( disuse osteopenia can develop even in young adults after tibia fractures). See your ors. Gl! ...Read more

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I found out yesterday that I have an oblique fracture of the 4th toe. I am elevating and icing it. How long should I expect this intensity of pain?

I found out yesterday that I have an oblique fracture of the 4th toe.  I am elevating and icing it.  How long should I expect this intensity of pain?

Depends on your body: Bone takes approximately 6-8 weeks to heal in the average healthy individual. But as mentioned in other responses, the worst of the pain should subside before then. Rest, ice, proper compression and elevation should all help reduce your pain level. I would recommend speaking to your healthcare provider regarding anti-inflammatory or pain medication if the pain is severe. ...Read more

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I have a displaced oblique fracture at the base of my little toe. It can't be strapped and I have difficulty and pain when walking. Would crutches h?

I have a displaced oblique fracture at the base of my little toe.  It can't be strapped and I have difficulty and pain when walking.  Would crutches h?

Crutches: would help a good deal but you must KNOW HOW to use them.. Improperly used they can be unsafe or aggravate the issue. In most Pharmacies there will be proper training if you ask for it....... Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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ORIF or not? X-ray: oblique fracture in distal fibula to outer corner of mortise joint w less than 3 mm displacement no effusion mortise seems intact

Depends: If it is really an isolated fibula fracture, they usually do not need surgery. Sometimes, however, the fibula fracture will be associated wth a complete tear of the deltoid ligament on the inside of the ankle. In that case, the talus will sometimes start to drift laterally and surgery is required to prevent post traumatic arthritis and instability in the ankle. Follow up with orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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How can I recover from an oblique fibular fracture aka broken ankle?

How can I recover from an oblique fibular fracture aka broken ankle?

Ankle fracture: Oblique fibula fracture is an unstable fracture. If there is no displacement then non weightbearing cast and crutches should be adequate. If there is displacement then surgery is required, to prevent deformity or loss of function. ...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 does it take to recover after a displaced ankle fracture without having surgery?

How long does it take to recover after a displaced ankle fracture without having surgery?

Surgery: Generally most ankle fractures classified as displaced requires some form of surgery. The reason is that displacement can cause angular problems with the ankle joint itself. ...Read more

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Jan 27th 2014 I suffered ankle fracture on both the sides of ankle im 85 kgs...its 12 weeks how much time it will take for me to recover n walk normal?

Jan 27th 2014 I suffered ankle fracture on both the sides of ankle im 85 kgs...its 12 weeks how much time it will take for me to recover n walk normal?

Be patient.: Ankle fractures take quite a while to heal up. You favor it for so long that you have to re-train yourself to walk as well as get your strength back. It may take up to 6-9 months to get out of the limping habit. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to recover from a fractured ankle fast ?

Follow your Dr's adv: Follow your dr's advice. There are many types of ankle fractures that have different rates of healing and outcomes. The only thing you can do to to help heal faster is good nutrition and compliance with medical advice. ...Read more

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Why would pt use 2lb ankle weight for strengthening leg of a senior recovering from fracture? Hurts knee?

Why would pt use 2lb ankle weight for strengthening leg of a senior recovering from fracture? Hurts knee?

Ankle weights: My answer is that i wouldn't do any exercise that hurts. Pain is a sign that your body doesn't like this. I would reduce the weight (to 1 pound, or even 1/2 a pound) till i found a level of weight which allowed me to do the exercise without pain. Do that for a while, then slowly increase the weight. ...Read more

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Just recovered my ankle fractured, no more using aircast boot. There is still swelling around the ankle, can't bend yet. How long can be back to normal?

Maybe weeks: Stiffness and residual swelling are not unusual after immobilization of the ankle. Range of motion, increased weightbearing activities generally help with this over time. Talk to your doctor if this does not improve- sometimes physical therapy can be beneficial. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to recover from a fractured ankle?

Depends : On type and severity of fracture. Cast immobilization, nonweightbearing is best. If surgery is an option, this may speed healing process. Surgery will not always be necesary. ...Read more

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I am to start a job where i will be on my feet for long periods of time I have just recoverd from a dbl ankle fracture. Suggestions for support?

Varies : Probably the simplest thing would be a work boot that goes above the ankle. The other option would be an ankle lace up type support. Sometimes taking an anti-inflammatory may be helpful as well. Thank you. ...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