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How long would it take for me to walk after an ankle fracture?

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In brief: Depends....

Depends on your injury, would need more information about your fracture- typically partial weight bearing is initiated 6-8 weeks after the injury or surgery if needed.

In brief: Depends....

Depends on your injury, would need more information about your fracture- typically partial weight bearing is initiated 6-8 weeks after the injury or surgery if needed.
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Dr. Darren Corteen
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on fracture

Some small avulsion fractures are treated like sprains and weight bearing can be allowed immediately.
More significant fractures not requiring surgery are often treated in a cast with restricted weight bearing for anywhere between 4-8 weeks. Fractures requiring surgery typically are treated with restricted weight bearing for 8-12 weeks followed by transition to walking/weight bearing.

In brief: Depends on fracture

Some small avulsion fractures are treated like sprains and weight bearing can be allowed immediately.
More significant fractures not requiring surgery are often treated in a cast with restricted weight bearing for anywhere between 4-8 weeks. Fractures requiring surgery typically are treated with restricted weight bearing for 8-12 weeks followed by transition to walking/weight bearing.
Dr. Darren Corteen
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Varies

This varies depending on the nature and treatment needed for your ankle fracture.
There are lots of types of ankle fractures. Most patients are able to walk on the fracture about 6-8 weeks after the break.

In brief: Varies

This varies depending on the nature and treatment needed for your ankle fracture.
There are lots of types of ankle fractures. Most patients are able to walk on the fracture about 6-8 weeks after the break.
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