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Can you make a full recovery from trimalleolar ankle fracture with dislocation?
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Recovery
A full recovery is possible, but that ankle will no longer be the same.
There will always be some stiffness, ache and swelling. Over time you have a high chance of developing arthritis.

In brief: Recovery
A full recovery is possible, but that ankle will no longer be the same.
There will always be some stiffness, ache and swelling. Over time you have a high chance of developing arthritis.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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In brief: Yes
You will need to have it repaired well and allow the proper time to heal.
Follow your surgeons orders. Since this is a serious fracture, you may have some swelling and pain. You may even develop arthritis in the ankle after awhile.

In brief: Yes
You will need to have it repaired well and allow the proper time to heal.
Follow your surgeons orders. Since this is a serious fracture, you may have some swelling and pain. You may even develop arthritis in the ankle after awhile.
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: It depends.
An ankle fracture that heals in perfect alignment usually leaves little or no impairment.
Some individuals may be left with post-traumatic arthritis of the ankle joint, continued pain, or a tendency for recurrent ankle sprains. Fractures of the weight-bearing portion of the tibia have a more guarded prognosis, since any change in the anatomic position of the fracture fragments is likely to result in long-term post-traumatic arthritis.

In brief: It depends.
An ankle fracture that heals in perfect alignment usually leaves little or no impairment.
Some individuals may be left with post-traumatic arthritis of the ankle joint, continued pain, or a tendency for recurrent ankle sprains. Fractures of the weight-bearing portion of the tibia have a more guarded prognosis, since any change in the anatomic position of the fracture fragments is likely to result in long-term post-traumatic arthritis.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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