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Doctor insights on: Tri Fracture Ankle How Long To Heal

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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How long will it take for a trimalleolar fractured ankle to heal?

How long will it take for a trimalleolar fractured ankle to heal?

At least 6 weeks: Although healing times are very individualized related to severity of injury, patient age and health, stability of fixation, bone quality, etc. ...Read more

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How long will it take an ankle fracture to heal?

How long will it take an ankle fracture to heal?

6- 8 weeks: Usually it takes 6 - 8 weeks to heal. However, it may take longer to heal if there are complications, large amount of damage or dislocation, medical conditions of the patient, compliance of the patient. ...Read more

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How long will it take for an ankle fracture to heal?

Variable: There are several variables that go into answering your question such as the type of fracture and whether or not it was surgically corrected if a graft was placed etc. But in general your looking at 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How is my ankle fracture going to heal? How long does it take?

How is my ankle fracture going to heal? How long does it take?

6- 8 weeks: Typically an ankle fracture will take 6 - 8 weeks to heal. It depends how badly it was broken, if it is displaced, if it needs surgery, if there are other complicating factors to consider related to your health. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a growth plate fracture in the ankle to heal?

4 to 6 weeks: Not all ankle fractures are the same. Healing depends on where the fracture is and the severity of it. A small number of these fractures require surgery. ...Read more

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How long should grade 2 ankle Spain with low micro fracture of fibula take to heal?

How long should grade 2 ankle Spain with low micro fracture of fibula take to heal?

6-8 weeks.: What do you mean "heal"? Bone remodels over a course of a year. A stress fracture heals just the same as a complete break given the same environment. You having 2 conditions, treating the fracture with immobilization will help both problems. For every week you are immobile, it takes about 2 weeks to get it back. So, if you have been laid up for 6 weeks, it will take a good 3 months to get it back ...Read more

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