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

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bruce Prager
Dr. Bruce Prager
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