It depend o the age. Children heal faster than adult. Children need about 6-8 weeks adult need about 8-12 weeks.
I broke my ankle playing soccer, eversion motion, x-ray shows mildly displaced spiral fracture at lateral malleolus. Had cast for 8 weeks. Dr said I can start walking even though x-ray still show the break, should I do? How long should take to heal?
When in doubt. Normally a "displaced" fracture of the distal fibula is surgically repaired. This is because the end of the fibula is needed for ankle joint stability. Your doctor may have felt the fracture did not require surgery, which is very possible. If there is some uncertainty on your part a second opinion is always available. . Read more...