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What Does Trimalleolar Mean
Ankle joint fracture: A trimalleolar fracture means that the 3 corners (maleolli) that make up your ankle joint (tibia and fibula) are involved with the break. It usually results from high energy injuries and because the multiple parts are broken, the joint is unstable and typically requires surgery to restore the articular surface and stability of the ankle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes with fx alignmen: Yes, with proper anatomical alignment of the fractures of the medial and lateral malleolus and the posterior aspect of the tibia. Hardware maybe problematic if synedesmodic screws were place across the ankle joint to provide stability of the ligament rupture. Time is the best indicator to return to sport activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Months: Recovery from surgeryt takes many months. You will be able to bear weight relatively soon after the surgery. However, it will take many months to regain full range of motion and normalize your walking pattern. For more information please visit www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle. ...Read more
How long before i can start putting full body weight bearing on my ankle after a trimalleolar injury with an orit?
6-12 weeks: After fixation of an ankle fracture, the bones usually heal in about 6-8 weeks, but that time can vary, and can be longer particularly in smokers. The rehab for an ankle fracture is usually on the order of 3 months. That time is variable as well, as I have seen patients recover more quickly and more slowly than 3 months, but that is a good estimate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I feel a burning and prickling sensation on my inner and outter ankle? I had a trimalleolar with a dislocation and an orif 7 weeks ago
What is the ankle capsule and is it always ruptured w trimalleolar fx with severe dislocation via eversion?
Yes: The ankle capsule consists of ligaments that surround the ankle. For the ankle to dislocate, the capsule must tear along with some combination of bone fractures. ...Read more
In ORIF surg for trimalleolar fx dislocation -PER stage 4 w 2 post frag are ligaments repaired? If not do they grow back together? Prognosis?
See below: At the time of surgery the ligaments would have been examined and repaired if necessary. ...Read more
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