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What do I do if I injured my fractured ankle 2nd time?

What do I do if I injured my fractured ankle 2nd time?

See specialist: See an orthopaedic surgeon so you and your ankle can be evaluated and determine if there is any underlying issue. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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Does having screws and a plate put into fractured ankle increase recovery time?

Does having screws and a plate put into fractured ankle increase recovery time?

No: It should actually decrease healing time. The screws and plates are preventing any shifting of the bone. ...Read more

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Fractured ankle. Whats recovery time?

Fractured ankle. Whats recovery time?

Depends: It will depend on how it was treated, by surgery or just y a cast, but an estimate would be 8-12 weeks, it also depends on the type of fracture. ...Read more

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Tips on how to apply pressure for the first time after fractured ankle surgery ?

Tips on how to apply pressure for the first time after fractured ankle surgery
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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

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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?

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 more

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What does a fractured ankle look like?

What does a fractured ankle look like?

Swollen: Signs of a fractured ankle are swelling, pain on weightbearing and fracture line seen on plain x-rays or if a compression fracture or stress reaction/fracture edema (internal bone swelling) on an mri. ...Read more

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How can you heal a fractured ankle at home?

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 more

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Possible fractured ankle. How to know what injury it is?

Possible fractured ankle. How to know what injury it is?

Xrays.: The only way to know is by getting a set of xrays. Then the correct treatment plan could be initiated. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

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