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How would prepare for surgery for an ankle fracture?

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Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If you smoke, it is best to stop because nicotine inhibits bone healing.
Eat a balanced diet high in calcium and vitamin c. Prepare to be on crutches for about 6-8 weeks.

In brief: Depends

If you smoke, it is best to stop because nicotine inhibits bone healing.
Eat a balanced diet high in calcium and vitamin c. Prepare to be on crutches for about 6-8 weeks.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang
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Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Healthy

Be as healthy as possible.
That means nutritionally you should be eating fruits and vegetables and lots of protein. Take multi vitamins if you think your diet is not well balanced. Also stop any nsaids such as Ibuprofen or aleve, (naproxen) they may cause more bleeding during surgery. If you're a diabetic make sure your sugar is well under contol. Your surgeon should be able to prepare you for surgery.

In brief: Healthy

Be as healthy as possible.
That means nutritionally you should be eating fruits and vegetables and lots of protein. Take multi vitamins if you think your diet is not well balanced. Also stop any nsaids such as Ibuprofen or aleve, (naproxen) they may cause more bleeding during surgery. If you're a diabetic make sure your sugar is well under contol. Your surgeon should be able to prepare you for surgery.
Dr. Robert Lim
Dr. Robert Lim
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