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Lateral malleolus fracture with surgery post srgry with 5 weeks with 1wk to put cast off when ever i put my leg down for 10 minutes it swells ..Is it norma?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nl out to 6-12 wks

Postoperative swelling is normal after ankle fracture surgery for up to 6 to 10 weeks.
Icing elevating and simple allowable motion helps mitigate against swelling.

In brief: Nl out to 6-12 wks

Postoperative swelling is normal after ankle fracture surgery for up to 6 to 10 weeks.
Icing elevating and simple allowable motion helps mitigate against swelling.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Andrew Cohen
Podiatry

In brief: Yes

Yes continue to follow with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Yes continue to follow with your doctor.
Dr. Andrew Cohen
Dr. Andrew Cohen
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In brief: Yes

Swelling can occur for many months after an ankle fracture especially if you had surgery.
It is important to keep your leg elevated when you sit to help prevent swelling.

In brief: Yes

Swelling can occur for many months after an ankle fracture especially if you had surgery.
It is important to keep your leg elevated when you sit to help prevent swelling.
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Dr. Robert Hadfield
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