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When will a broken ankle typically heal?

When will a broken ankle typically heal?

6-8 weeks: While the bone usually heals in 6-8 weeks patients often continue to have symptoms beyond that time. This is due to the soft tissue injury that also occurred at the time of the fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Bernstein
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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


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When will a broken foot typically heal?

When will a broken foot typically heal?

Depends: on the location of the break, amount of displacement, the treatment course (surgical vs casting), compliance of the patient.......history of any smoking, immuno-suppressive medications or disorders. ...Read more

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When will a broken wrist typically heal?

When will a broken wrist typically heal?

6 weeks: A wrist fracture (distal radius fracture) will generally heal in 6 weeks. The healing time can be longer, though, particularly in smokers. ...Read more

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When will a broken finger typically heal?

When will a broken finger typically heal?

6 wks w/ proper care: Most fractures take approximately 6 weeks to heal assuming proper care. Finger fractures, although may sound unimportant, can lead to deformity and pain if not properly evaluated and treated. Be sure to see your doctor (family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon) for best results. ...Read more

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How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?

How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?

Approx 6-8 weeks.: In healthy people, most bones take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, the body continues the healing process for a full year after injury or surgery. So for example if you had an MRI it will still show activity even after the 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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What happens when you leave a broken ankle untreated? Will it heal by itself?

What happens when you leave a broken ankle untreated? Will it heal by itself?

Painful ankle: The outcome of a broken ankle depends on the severity of the fracture and displacement of the ankle joint. A simple nondisplaced fracture may heal without any treatment but many other fractures required immobilization or surgery to prevent further pain, deformity, and arthritis. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?

How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?

8+++ wks, maybe more: Stress fractures of the patella are rare and diagnosis is often delayed by months. Nonoperative treatment involves immobilization and protected weight bearing (ie stay off it). Nonop tx is often unsuccessful and then surgery is the recommended. Healing takes 2+ months, often 3-4. You need to be followed closely. See a knee specialist soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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If a ruptured ligament and a torn ligament in the ankle are never immobilized during treatment can they heal properly?

Dr. David Mai Dr. Mai
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If a ruptured ligament and a torn ligament in the ankle are never immobilized during treatment can they heal properly?

Possible but ...: It's possible but the extent of the injury would determine how well or not things will heal without immobilization. Was there an MRI to confirm the rupture? ...Read more

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I had an ankle fibula fracture, 13 weeks ago, which is nowstable. Whenever i try to walk, the ankle swells and stiffens.How long will it take to heal completely and by when can iwalk easily?

I had an ankle fibula fracture, 13 weeks ago, which is nowstable. Whenever i try to walk, the ankle swells and stiffens.How long will it take to heal completely and by when can iwalk easily?

It Varies : Some people swell longer than others. Those that are obese, have hypertension , consume alcohol and salt will swell longer. 13 weeks isn't very long with that type of fracture. Give it a minimum of 6 months. ...Read more

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How long will a broken foot be swollen after the cast comes off?

How long will a broken foot be swollen after the cast comes off?

Depends: Most broken bones take around 6 weeks to mend. Ususally, there is ligamentous damage in addition that can prolong healing. As a rule of thumb, it will take two days for every one day your foot is immobilized or in a cast. (6 wks in cast 12 after cast to recover). When your fractured foot looks the same color as your non fractured foot when you shower, then swelling is usually done :) dr l. ...Read more

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How long does it take for all the soft tissue to heal after surgery to repair broken tibia plateau?

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How long does it take for all the soft tissue to heal after surgery to repair broken tibia plateau?

Depends: This depends on many factors, including the severity of the fracture, the extent and type of surgery that was done, as well as any co-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, smoking, etc. For a healthy patient with no other medical problems, the soft tissues should largely heal within a couple of weeks. Your doctor will likely follow you closely to keep an eye on your healing. ...Read more

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Complete fracture of radius and ulna, now from the xray it is on bayonet apposition how long will it heal and build callus?

Complete fracture of radius and ulna, now from the xray it is on bayonet apposition how long will it heal and build callus?

Speak to your: Treating physician as bayonet position of a fracture of the radius and ulna can benefit from additional attention such as internal fixation in a 26 year old . This will take many months to heal and mal position can interfere with rotation. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

How long does it take to heal a broken bone in wrist?

Typically 6 weeks: Most routine wrist fractures heal in about 6 weeks. Unfortunately certain fractures like scaphoid fractures can take 2-3 months or more to heal due to the tenuous blood suppply of the bone. ...Read more

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How long it takes the tibia and fibula to heal naturally of a displaced to same position and direction fracture.. ?

Breaking Bad.: I am not quite sure what you mean by "displaced fractures of tibia and fibula healing naturally". It sounds like you mean with no fracture reduction or fixation. You might rephrase your question. ...Read more

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How long will a bruised nerve at the knee take to heal after a fall?

How long will a bruised nerve at the knee take to heal after a fall?

Bruised Nerve: From personal experience this could take weeks to years depending on how severe the nerve was injured. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for a injured knee ligament to heal?

How long does it typically take for a injured knee ligament to heal?

Ligament dependent: Not all knee ligament injuries can be treated the same. Most mild sprains can be managed nonoperatively and heal on the order of weeks to a month or two. Physical therapy and bracing may be indicated to optimize recuperation. Complete tears or grade iii sprains may require surgical intervention (acl, lcl, some PCL and few mcl grade iii injuries), thus requiring much more time for healing/recovery. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to heal from a "spiral" fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

Be patient...: Any fracture that occurs takes 6-8 weeks to heal and a year to completely remodel. The fibula is a Non weight bearing bone, so it heals well barring any complications. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to heal from a spiral fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

How much time does it take to heal from a spiral fractured fibula (at ankle area)?

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