How long does it take for an orthopedic to perform surgery on a tibia fibula fracture and ankle fracture?

Fracture. Each fracture has its own personality: sometimes 30, 60 minutes or longer, especially if multiple pieces, displaced, intraarticular.
No average. Surgeons work at different paces and have different techniques. Cant really say how long.
Aprox. 1-2 hours. A bimalleolar fracture (as described) can take as little as 1 hour to fix. If there are multiple pieces (comminution) it can take longer. These fractures may require the placement of a syndesmotic screw to pull the tib/fib together adding time to the procedure . Most importantly it is not the time of the surgery that is important (unless there are medical problems) but the quality of the reduction.
Unknown. There r so many variants from simple 2 very complex fractures. Every such fracture can b very easy 2 very difficult, with many fragments including ligaments, some r open, meaning the fx is exposed through the skin 2 some with fragments left on the road from accidents. An answer can b given 2 some degree if the configuration ; location, ; contaminated or not.

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My friend is experiencing bruising and minor swelling on the top side of foot, following distal fibula fracture surgery. Should we worry?

Probably not. It is always smart to check with the surgeon if there is signficant pain in a new area following surgery, but gravity is usually the culprit here. With any surgery or broken bone there is always some bleeding, and in the case of the foot, one would expect that bleeding to travel downward, when visible through skin, it shows as bruisng. You will see this in bad ankle sprains even without a break. Read more...
Gravity is in play. After any fracture or surgery to treat a fracture, there is some degree of bleeding. The pathway of any bleeding will follow the pathway of least resistance and gravity which usually results in swelling in the foot along with moderate bruising. The bruising is from the blood tracking down from the ankle fracture to the layer of tissue just blow the skin resulting in the visible bruise. Read more...
Bruising. Bruising after surgery is normal and frequently not near the surgical site due to bandaging in a compressive manner. Gravity also plays a role here. Certainly keep an eye on it and see your surgeon who is the best source of information and there to help. Read more...

How long does it take to recover after a displaced ankle fracture without having surgery?

Depends. We usually call a fracture displaced if it is more then 2 mm. That being said if the fracture is significantly displaced it should be fixed. The ankle will usually heal, but the patient is going to have a malunion with a poor outcome. Read more...
Surgery. Generally most ankle fractures classified as displaced requires some form of surgery. The reason is that displacement can cause angular problems with the ankle joint itself. Read more...

I have an ankle fracture, it requires surgery so they can put in a plate. How long will this surgery take?

About 90 minutes. It actually depends on whether one or both bones are broken, or if it is more complicated fracture, which might take longer. As long as a good job is done, length of time it takes to do it, doesn't matter. I am sure you'll agree. Read more...
Lol. Should not take long. Surgery isn't based on time. There are a lot of factors like how bad and how old the break is, surgeon experience, your body type etc. As long as u trust your surgeon do not worry how long they take. Read more...