Doctor insights on:
What Is The Best Ankle Brace After A Broken Talus And Tibia
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
With a ?Plaster orthopedic cast for a fibula fracture, is it normal for the front part? Of the ankle to ?Hurt?
No: Casts should not cause pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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)?
Why is there a risk of ankle arthritis after experiencing a tibial fracture close to the ankle? And what is an ankle arthritis?
How long does it take for an orthopedic to perform surgery on a tibia fibula fracture and ankle fracture?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Best brace for broken ankle
- What is the best ankle brace to wear after a ankle surgery?
- Leg presses after a broken tibia
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What is the best knee brace?
- What does ankle brace protect?
- Recovery after a broken ankle
- Running after a broken ankle
- Talk to a podiatrist online for free