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What Do I Do If I Injured My Fractured Ankle 2nd Time
See a doctor: You need to haveit examined and treated. ...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
Ask the 1 who Knows.: This answer should have been given to your by the operating surgeon, in both oral and written form. Without knowing the nature and extent of the repair, it is impossible to answer. More detail is needed, such as time frame, type of repair, fixation hardware etc and most importantly the seriousness of the fracture. ...Read more
I have a history of ligament damage and injured my ankle again....This time I have a bone chip fracture...What has to be done to fix this?
Depends on where : Some bone chips are stable within the ligament and can be treatd conservatively, others interfere with normal ankle motion and are best treated surgically. When there is pain with motion or with weight bearing it may need to be removed. Repeated injury to the ankle ligaments can lead to progressively more severe trauma and sometimes to ankle joint injury. Physical therapy can help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Casting: Most fractures will require some sort of casting. This may be in the form of a rigid cast or boot. If you know you have a fracture you should be seen by an orthopedist for treatment. If not treated appropriately you could end up with more problems down the road. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xray, symptoms: There are many types of ankle fractures. Minor fractures do not usually need follow up x-rays while other fractures do. Healing of an ankle fracture can be determined with or without x-rays and by signs/symptoms (swelling, bruising, stability, motion, pain, etc). Follow up with your healthcare professional for exam and recommendations. ...Read more
Ankle fracture: Not for at least 4-5 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Upper body exerciser: You can get an aerobic work out by using an upper body exerciser such as that in the photo here. You can do all kinds of strengthening exercises using weights or rubber bands. You are also able to do abdominal strengthening exercises. For weight loss, getting your heart rate up and keeping it there is key. ...Read more
Yes: If there is good bone position then a bone growth stimulator and immobilization with no weight bearing may heal it. ...Read more
Broken ankles: affect people of all ages. The swelling, pain, inability to move, bruising are common symptoms due to the inflammation. It is a good sign of the body reparation process. The treatment is cast for 6-8 weeks, rest, drink a lots of water, pain and anti-inflammatory medications. The prognosis is good. ...Read more
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