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What is the best therapy for a ankle fracture? How soon can I start jogging?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on Fx.

"ankle fracture" is very broad ; can very from a chip 2 a very severe multi fragmented type.
Only the orthopedist u c can decide what's best after exam ; imaging. There is no universal answer 2 this?

In brief: Depends on Fx.

"ankle fracture" is very broad ; can very from a chip 2 a very severe multi fragmented type.
Only the orthopedist u c can decide what's best after exam ; imaging. There is no universal answer 2 this?
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Orthopedic doctor

For ankle fracture, you really need to see an orthopedic physician to examine you and review xrays.
Only then can s/he assess the fracture and what treatments are needed -- in some cases this could be surgery. In the meantime, stay off of it -- elevate, and use an ice wrap on the area (not ice directly on your skin).

In brief: Orthopedic doctor

For ankle fracture, you really need to see an orthopedic physician to examine you and review xrays.
Only then can s/he assess the fracture and what treatments are needed -- in some cases this could be surgery. In the meantime, stay off of it -- elevate, and use an ice wrap on the area (not ice directly on your skin).
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Depends

If it is not displaced, then a cast or a cam boot will do for 4-6 weeks.
If it is displaced, then surgery. If it is just sprained, then initial rest followed by pt. See your ankle specialist for treatment and ask how soon you could jog.

In brief: Depends

If it is not displaced, then a cast or a cam boot will do for 4-6 weeks.
If it is displaced, then surgery. If it is just sprained, then initial rest followed by pt. See your ankle specialist for treatment and ask how soon you could jog.
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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