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How will I be treated for an avulsion fracture or sprain?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Ankle injury

An avulsion fracture may require several types of treatment based on the size and any displacement of the avulsed bone.
This could require casting to surgery. An ankle sprain depending on severity could require rehab to surgery. Clinical exam and imaging helps tailor treatment.

In brief: Ankle injury

An avulsion fracture may require several types of treatment based on the size and any displacement of the avulsed bone.
This could require casting to surgery. An ankle sprain depending on severity could require rehab to surgery. Clinical exam and imaging helps tailor treatment.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care

In brief: Immobilization

Price - protect via immobilization which can be a hard cast, soft cast, ace wrap, etc.
Rest the area, ice it at the end of the day, compression if needed, and elevate. This can be supplemented with nsaid's (i.e. Ibuprofen) pending your medical history (i.e. No gastric issues kidney issues) most injuries take 6-8 weeks to heal depending on the area and severity. Rarely surgery may be required.

In brief: Immobilization

Price - protect via immobilization which can be a hard cast, soft cast, ace wrap, etc.
Rest the area, ice it at the end of the day, compression if needed, and elevate. This can be supplemented with nsaid's (i.e. Ibuprofen) pending your medical history (i.e. No gastric issues kidney issues) most injuries take 6-8 weeks to heal depending on the area and severity. Rarely surgery may be required.
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