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What is the most common treatment for a fractured ankle?

What is the most common treatment for a fractured ankle?

Surgery vs cast: If the displacement is minor, then a cast may be adequate. If there is marked displacement then surgery is required to realign the ankle joint to avoid disability. ...Read more

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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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What is the most common treatment for an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

What is the most common treatment for an avulsion fracture of the ankle?

Immobilization: Usually immobilization by cast or cam walker will do it but if a large piece of bone is pulled off them surgery may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have avascular necrosis and just found out from an X-ray that I have a fractured ankle what is treatment?

I have avascular necrosis and just found out from an X-ray that I have a fractured ankle what is treatment?

Need to follow up : With podiatry or orthopedist...It depends what kind of fracture ...You may need surgery or a below knee cast. It is unclear from the question if the a vascular necrosis is the same or different bone then the fracture. ...Read more

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Fractured ankle bad, seems I have developed peripheral neuropathy from it. This common??

Fractured ankle bad, seems I have developed peripheral neuropathy from it. This common??

Clarification: An ankle fracture does NOT cause a diffuse neuropathy but the local trauma to the bone could be associated with injury to nerves at the ankle such as posterior tibial through the flexor retinaculum over the inner ankle. This may result in tarsal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

Depends: If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fully healed. It can take several month to get full healing. Other options include possible platelet or stem cell based therapies that may help healing faster/more fully. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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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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Could my fractured ankle be healed faster?

Could my fractured ankle be healed faster?

Maybe: A bone stimulator will help to shorten the healing time but is not used primarly unless there are other medical problems deterring healing. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a fractured ankle?

What are some of the symptoms of a fractured ankle?

Pain, swelling for : Starters. Most times you'll also see some black and blue. Even with little doubt, get and x-ray taken--to best way to know for sure. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to recover from a fractured ankle?

What's the fastest way to recover from a fractured ankle?

Depends : On type and severity of fracture. Cast immobilization, nonweightbearing is best. If surgery is an option, this may speed healing process. Surgery will not always be necesary. ...Read more

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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