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Had orif surgery to stabilize fibula 2 mos ago and am transitioning to a walking boot and 1 hr/day on recumbent bike, is swelling normal?
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Swelling
Swelling with an ankle break or surgery can last 6-12 months.
The swelling may or may not go away entirely.

In brief: Swelling
Swelling with an ankle break or surgery can last 6-12 months.
The swelling may or may not go away entirely.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
The early treatment is focused on the fracture, the long term treatment focuses on soft tissue healing.
When bones fracture they release a tremendous amount of energy into the soft tissues. We often don't focus on this part of the injury because you can't see it on x-rays but it affects the healing process long after the fracture has healed. Some patients experience some swelling for a year.

In brief: Yes
The early treatment is focused on the fracture, the long term treatment focuses on soft tissue healing.
When bones fracture they release a tremendous amount of energy into the soft tissues. We often don't focus on this part of the injury because you can't see it on x-rays but it affects the healing process long after the fracture has healed. Some patients experience some swelling for a year.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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