How long will it be before you can walk after an ankle fracture?

6-8 weeks. Ankle fractures, whether they required surgery or just casting usually takes 6-8 weeks to heal before the bone has radiographic signs of healing, which is one of the indicators of having stability enough to weight bear.

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

Is it okay to walk around with an ankle fracture?

Not advisable. It would be best to elevate and keep pressure off the ankle unless you have been put into a walking brace or cast. Read more...
See a Doctor. The mechanism of injury, if any, and any clinical and radiographic features would have to be considered first and foremost in order to make these recommendations. Read more...
Varies. It is based upon the specific nature of the fracture. At a minimum, most need to be initially immobilized with a brace or cast. Whether weight bearing is allowed is based upon the specific fracture pattern. Read more...

If I have an ankle fracture, why can I still walk on it?

Fibula? Two bones make up the "ankle".The ability to use a joint has nothing to do with it's fracture status. Please discuss with your dr asap. Read more...
Likely. It is not bad, meaning it is in place and stable. I would imagine the walking is somehow protected like in a cam walker boot or something though..... Read more...
This is common. You can often still walk on an ankle fracture because there are many variations of anke fractures, some are simple and some are complicated. If there is only minor trauma and a small fracture bearing weight may only be moderately painful. Very frequently a walkin cast can be used for uncomplicated ankle fractures. I hope this helps. Read more...

Jan 27th 2014 I suffered ankle fracture on both the sides of ankle im 85 kgs...its 12 weeks how much time it will take for me to recover n walk normal?

Be patient. Ankle fractures take quite a while to heal up. You favor it for so long that you have to re-train yourself to walk as well as get your strength back. It may take up to 6-9 months to get out of the limping habit. . Read more...

Ankle fracture 26 days ago, now in air splint and told I can walk on it. Excruciating pain is this normal?

Call orthopedist. Some discomfort would not be unusual, but if there is excruciating pain in the ankle upon weight bearing, i would get back on crutches until you're evaluated by the orthopedic surgeon. Read more...

I'm a heavy smoker with an ankle fracture. It's been 6 weeks now with cast and doc advised another 2 weeks, it's undisplaced so when can I walk fully?

Varies. Broken bones definitely heal more slowly in smokers, thought to be secondary to the vasoconstrictive properties of nicotine. It also depends in part in the more specific nature of the fracture. A non displaced fibular fracture can be treated with immediate weight bearing, but a non displaced, interarticular tibial fracture needs to be healed before you walk on it. Read more...
When healed. It should be healed on X-ray, but also non tender before you should begin walking. Read more...