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Recovery From Broken Ankle
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Broken ankle is also known as Ankle fracture. Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more
Screw removal time: Usually removal of older fixation screws in the ankle is a simple procedure and recovery is fairly easy as long as your bones are healthy. After the screws are removed, it is prudent to use a CAM walker for about 2 weeks to allow the bones to recover any strength lost from the openings that remain. Pain after removal is usually minimal from the skin incisions. ...Read more
Bone quality matters: Most fractures heal in 6-8 weeks depending upon several important factors: 1. Status of surrpounding soft tissue 2. Quality of underlying fractured bone 3. Quality of reduction and stability of fixation (hardware if surgery performed). ...Read more
Will vary: A simple rule of thumb: for every day you are immobilized (crutches, splint, cast, cast boot, etc), it will take you two days to recover fom the immobilization. If you are immobilized for 6 weeks, it will take an addition 12 weeks to feel like you have recovered. This is not hard and fast, but is a simple guide. There are may factors tht play into your recovery. Dr zl. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i drink milk and eat yougourt and eat collard green speed up the recovery of a broken ankle and not way to eat i need it to heal in 6 to 8 weeks so month and two weeks i hope.?
I don't believe: The healing in the bone will be substantially increased based on your diet. It is important that you are not deficient in say vitamin d and calcium but, once those levels are normal ...I don't feel "more is better". Bone takes 6-8 weeks. Things like smoking, steroids, even anti-inflammatories have all been reported to delay bone healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can drinking a glass of milk at least three times a day and eating yorgot and collard greens speed up the recovery of a broken ankle?
Broken ankle: Healing requires a lot more than calcium. Consuming high calcium foods is not a guarantee of faster recovery. Proper reduction and immobilization, a healthy balanced diet, low stress, proper sleep and an efficient immune system are critical. Also, good blood circulation into the injured area is critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Not usually, 6 weeks is generally the average length of time for healing of a fracture. Children heal must faster, possibly 3 weeks, and seniors more slowly, probably 8-10 weeks, depending upon confounding conditions such as poor circulation, diabetes, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on type: Some ankle fractures require surgery and some can be treated by immobilization. Factors that guide the treatment opinion of your doctor include: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Broken ankle : With any ankle injury you will develop swelling an pain. With a fracture you could see a black and blue around your heel. Severe pain. And in a severe case of a fracture ankle, it can be deformed i recommended you see your doctor and get the ankle evaluated and xrayed to see the extent of your injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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