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What is normally done for a broken medial malleolus?

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Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Medial malleolus

Depending on how displaced the fracture is, it is either treated in a cast or with surgery to fix the bone.

In brief: Medial malleolus

Depending on how displaced the fracture is, it is either treated in a cast or with surgery to fix the bone.
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery, PRICE

A fracture can take 4-6 weeks to heal.
Depending on the severity a surgery may be required to put the bone back together and prevent joint damage. In the meantime, price. Protect via immobilization of the joint above and below. Rest, especially at night. Ice at night 20 minutes but no direct contact. Compress via immobilization to minimize swelling. Elevate during the day to minimize swelling.

In brief: Surgery, PRICE

A fracture can take 4-6 weeks to heal.
Depending on the severity a surgery may be required to put the bone back together and prevent joint damage. In the meantime, price. Protect via immobilization of the joint above and below. Rest, especially at night. Ice at night 20 minutes but no direct contact. Compress via immobilization to minimize swelling. Elevate during the day to minimize swelling.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

This usually requires operative intervention unless the fragment is small or non displaced.

In brief: Surgery

This usually requires operative intervention unless the fragment is small or non displaced.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Cast -Surgeryankle

It depends on how severe the fractue is and if it is displaced.
It could be treated in a cast if it is a minor fracure or it could require surgery with open reduction and the use of plates and screws to fixate the fracture if it is a more complex fractuer.

In brief: Cast -Surgeryankle

It depends on how severe the fractue is and if it is displaced.
It could be treated in a cast if it is a minor fracure or it could require surgery with open reduction and the use of plates and screws to fixate the fracture if it is a more complex fractuer.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Dr. Lorry Melnick
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