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Had a recent ankle fracture and there is swelling post cast removal. Should i be worried?

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Dr. Steven Morgan
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Goes down with time

Ankle fracytures that are treated non operatively in a cast may have swelling following cast removal with activity for some time.
It takes on average a total of 9 months for swelling and pain to either go away or if some swelling remains after 9 months it may persist. Therapy and activity will help reduce swelling with time. Check with your physician.

In brief: Goes down with time

Ankle fracytures that are treated non operatively in a cast may have swelling following cast removal with activity for some time.
It takes on average a total of 9 months for swelling and pain to either go away or if some swelling remains after 9 months it may persist. Therapy and activity will help reduce swelling with time. Check with your physician.
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