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How long does it take to get over a torn ligament in the ankle?
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In brief: Depends
It depends on which ligament is torn and how badly it was torn.

In brief: Depends
It depends on which ligament is torn and how badly it was torn.
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Brace
Ligaments can take just as long as bone.
So 6-8 weeks is the time frame i use. I would highly recommend making sure you brace the ankle during the recovery period.

In brief: Brace
Ligaments can take just as long as bone.
So 6-8 weeks is the time frame i use. I would highly recommend making sure you brace the ankle during the recovery period.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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