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If a cast for a dislocated ankle and broken fibula is removed prematurely and the same ankle brakes again within days, what is the likely outcome?

If a cast for a dislocated ankle and broken fibula is removed prematurely and the same ankle brakes again within days, what is the likely outcome?

Cast Away !!!: Probably a more aggressive surgical intervention with a prolonged healing time. A more permanent degree of swelling and possibility of developing a chronically disagreeable ankle. ...Read more

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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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What is the healing time for a lateral malleolus fracture?

What is the healing time for a lateral malleolus fracture?

Depends: It depends if it is a fracture that requires surgery or just immobilization. On average non surgical 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bimalleolar fracture of the left tibia and lateral malleolar fracture of fibula. how long for healing?

What to do if I have a bimalleolar fracture of the left tibia and lateral malleolar fracture of fibula. how long for healing?

Bimalleolar: Ankle fractures typically take 8 weeks to heal. 99% pf them need surgery unless you are infirm, ILL or don't walk. IF it needs surgery it will take anywhere from 8-12 weeks for full recovery. You typically cannot bear weight until about 6-8 weeks even with surgery. The plates and screws hold the bones in place so they can heal in the proper position, they DONT support your weight. ...Read more

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What is the healing time for a broken/fractured tibia?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon the fracture, but most heal by about 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a fractured tibia 3" above ankle and a compression fracture to the femur right below the knee. No surgery needed.

How long does it take to heal from a fractured tibia 3" above ankle and a compression fracture to the femur right below the knee. No surgery needed.

The sentence 4 a fx-: -as U describe R served concurrently. U will B in a cast which should B long leg. I am assuming the compression fx it in the tibia, not the femur if it's below the knee. Young health kid like U, U should B out in 7-8 weeks & ready to play again in another 3-5. Need 2 get motion back & especially strength. ...Read more

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I have broken my ankle. On the x-ray the fibula is broken, but not the tibia. Separation is 2mm. What is the best treatment (surgery, or splint etc)?

I have broken my ankle. On the x-ray the fibula is broken, but not the tibia. Separation is 2mm. What is the best treatment (surgery, or splint etc)?

Depends: Not only is the separation important but also the alignment of the bone. If there is good alignment and no displacement I would recommend immobilization and not surgery. ...Read more

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Why is there a risk of ankle arthritis after experiencing a tibial fracture close to the ankle? And what is an ankle arthritis?

Why is there a risk of ankle arthritis after experiencing a tibial fracture close to the ankle? And what is an ankle arthritis?

Anytime: There is a major injury near or at a joint you run the risk of arthritis. Arthritis come s in many different forms but generally it is loss of cartilage and loss of rom. Pain and inflamation of the joint occurs as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an orthopedic to perform surgery on a tibia fibula fracture and ankle fracture?

Fracture: Each fracture has its own personality: sometimes 30, 60 minutes or longer, especially if multiple pieces, displaced, intraarticular. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a patella dislocation and a sprained mcl?

What is the recovery time for a patella dislocation and a sprained mcl?

About a month: Have it checked by a knee doc to make sure you didn't injure the cartilage under the knee cap though. ...Read more

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What is the usual recovery time for a fractured fibula in the ankle?

What is the usual recovery time for a fractured fibula in the ankle?

Fibula fracture: A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization. Smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions can prolong or delay this healing. Premature mobilization or weight bearing on the extremity could also cause delayed or non healing. ...Read more

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I have a 2 cm fracture of my knee. Where the knee meets the tibia. The fracture is on the tibial plateau. Recovery time typically how long? Is Casting typical? Been on bed rest with a knee immobilizer. When will i be able to not prop my leg up for circula

It depends: Many tibial plateau fractures can be treated non operatively. Casting is not typical but often times a brace is used. Surgery is often needed for depressed and displaced tibial plateau fractures. Usually both a CT scan and x-rays are both needed to fully evaluate the fracture pattern. ...Read more

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Is a fractured talus the same as a broken ankle?

Is a fractured talus the same as a broken ankle?

Yes : The talus is one of the bones that makes up the ankle joint. It is not a common fracture site but is possible with falling injuries and other mechanisms. ...Read more

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What is it like to walk after a fibula fracture after the cast is removed?

What is it like to walk after a fibula fracture after the cast is removed?

Ankle stiffness: Your ankle will be stiff with restricted range of motion out of the cast. That will improve over time. You will have some pain in that ankle originally until you regain your full motion. ...Read more

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How effective is in relieving pain, the im nail removal after a tibial fibular ankle fracture?

How effective is in relieving pain, the im nail removal after a tibial fibular ankle fracture?

Might be ineffetive: Depends on where the pain currently is coming from. Frequently the tibial nail is combined with fibular plate where the fibula is broken. Check with your orthopod. ...Read more

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What is the best rehab method for a fractured ankle?

What is the best rehab method for a fractured ankle?

Rehab for ankles: It is best to see a physical therapist for this rehab. They can show you the best exercises for stretching and then strengthening the area. Other modalities include heat, ice, electrostimulation and more. ...Read more

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What is a microfracture of the cuboid and cuneiform bones of right foot?

Micro fracture: Is tiny fractures of the bone and usually picked up on mri. Treatment would be immobilization and non weightbearing with rest. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for compound fracture of tibia and fibula?

Wash out and surgery: A compound fracture is one in which the fracture bone(s) penetrate through the skin. This is a surgical emergency that requires immediate attention. The initial goal during surgery is to thoroughly irrigate (wash out) and debride (clean up) the bone and tissues in an attempt to prevent infection. At the same time, the fractures are repaired, often using rod for the tibia & possibly a fibular plate. ...Read more

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What is the typical healing time for a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula?

What is the typical healing time for a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula?

Unpredictable: The healing time is very dependent on the amount of soft tissue damage that occurs at the time of the fracture. Compound fractures are those that have an opening in the skin associated with them, but it's not the opening but rather the amount of skin, tissue and bone loss as well as possible injuries to blood vessels and nerves that determines the time for healing. ...Read more

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