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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Fracture: bone typically takes between 6-8 weeks to heal itself. primary healing is faster - through surgery - the fracture is reduced, fixated and heals 4-5 weeks. secondary healing is slower - the bone is not fixated - may be casted, the body forms a blood clot that calcifies and becomes bone. 6-8 weeks ...Read more
Had a non displaced fractured fibula about 4 to 6 inches above the right ankle... Is surgery necessary?
Injured ankle Thursday told Friday I had fractured fibula; very tip small break. Dr. said I could start walking on Monday but it hurts, should I wait?
It: Won't do any damage to walk. But it will be painful bc of the break. It is not wt bearing bone so you can walk. But until it heals it will be painful. ...Read more
I had to have two screws in my ankle and also have fractured fibula. Still really hurting after five weeks in cast. Is this normal?
Healing: You're still in the healing phase after ankle fracture repair surgery (orif). I'm sorry for your injury. Check the cast, make sure it's not on too tight. It usually takes 6-8 weeks for the bones to show healing on x-ray but the full process is a while longer. Stay off your fixed ankle until your surgeon states it's okay to begin weight bearing. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How will I be out of sports with a sprained ankle (either a grade 2 or 3 sprain) and a fractured fibula with two subtle breaks?
It takes about: 6-8 weeks for bone to heal. Assuming it did heal in that time, I would recommend another few weeks before getting back int anything competitive. But, this all depends on your xrays and clinical findings. At the end of the day, its whst your treating doc decides. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I have had a broken fibula since Jan 5th. Was clean fracture by ankle...how long until I can start jogging 3 miles again? Thank you
8 weeks : 8 weeks with xray that show healing is done ...Read more
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