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How long willa broken ankle take to heal?

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4 doctors agree

In brief: Normally

Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal.
If you had surgery it make take longer depending on what was done, then will need physical theray. Best of luck!

In brief: Normally

Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal.
If you had surgery it make take longer depending on what was done, then will need physical theray. Best of luck!
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ankle fracture

Healing and recovery depends on many things and can last up to a year if there are complications.
Generally, a fracture starts to "heal" the moment it happens and radio graphically, the healing can be detected around 6-8 weeks. Full healing and remodeling of bone can take 3-6 months and soft tissue swelling can last for a year. Rehab can usually start 2-4 weeks after signs of bone healing begin.

In brief: Ankle fracture

Healing and recovery depends on many things and can last up to a year if there are complications.
Generally, a fracture starts to "heal" the moment it happens and radio graphically, the healing can be detected around 6-8 weeks. Full healing and remodeling of bone can take 3-6 months and soft tissue swelling can last for a year. Rehab can usually start 2-4 weeks after signs of bone healing begin.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Dr. Robert Meislin
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ankle

A nondisplaced lateral malleolar fracture usually takes around 8 weeks to heal.

In brief: Ankle

A nondisplaced lateral malleolar fracture usually takes around 8 weeks to heal.
Dr. Robert Meislin
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies...

It really depends on what you mean by "heal.
" most of the process will occur in 5-8 weeks and allow you to get back to normal activities. But the body is nowhere near done with the fracture site. Bone will be laid down and then remodeled well after this initial process has occurred.

In brief: Varies...

It really depends on what you mean by "heal.
" most of the process will occur in 5-8 weeks and allow you to get back to normal activities. But the body is nowhere near done with the fracture site. Bone will be laid down and then remodeled well after this initial process has occurred.
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry

In brief: Depends

The location, stability, and injuring force can determine how fast a fracture will heal.
In general, most will heal anywhere between 4 and 8 weeks when addressed with proper treatment.

In brief: Depends

The location, stability, and injuring force can determine how fast a fracture will heal.
In general, most will heal anywhere between 4 and 8 weeks when addressed with proper treatment.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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