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For how long after an ankle fracture can you rerturn to contact sports?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: 3 months +

First you have to heal the fracture(s) (6-8 weeks) then regain your motion and strength, followed by balance.
Physical therapy will help and guide to when exactly you are able to return. Remember:crawl before you walk, walk before you run, run before you cut and jump, then expose yourself to the uncertainties of a contact runnin/cutting sport.

In brief: 3 months +

First you have to heal the fracture(s) (6-8 weeks) then regain your motion and strength, followed by balance.
Physical therapy will help and guide to when exactly you are able to return. Remember:crawl before you walk, walk before you run, run before you cut and jump, then expose yourself to the uncertainties of a contact runnin/cutting sport.
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