Acute fibula fracture, when to start ocupational therapy?

Varies . Isolated fibula fractures typically heal over about 6-8 weeks. Occupationall therapy usually involves more injury to the upper extremities and so is usually not used in fibula fractures. If any therapy, it is usuLky physical therapy. We usually evaluate the patient at 6-8 weeks; if doing well, then no PT, if coming along slow we will do PT then.

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Arthroscopic right knee, and lateral fibula fracture I fell on my knee at work, I did therapy for 10 weeks and a cortizon shot, didn't work, so I had scop done on my knee 5 weeks later, it lock up and my ankle turned and I fractured it at the tip of the f

You . You could indeed be a candidate for an atfl reconstruction. This is by far the most common ankle injury and is treated conservatively with bracing, protected ambulation, medications and occasionally therapy after bracing. Outcomes are excellent and I have not had a single patient saying they are sorry they had the procedure. The repair should be reinforced with the extensor retinaculum with a modified brostrom procedure. Best of luck. Read more...
Not sure of question. I would expect about 6 weeks for recovery after a typical arthroscopic procedure. If you sprained your ankle after that, you most likely wont need ankle surgery. I would try to brace your ankle and consider some rehab ankle reconstructions are not common and usually not necessary. Read more...

Treatment of undisplaced fibula fracture. And after how much time can I start walking?

An isolated fibula . Fracture can take a while, especially in someone w/ 'more mature' bones. Unfortunately, a small amount of bone movement is necessary for bone healing. The fibula doesn't bear wt, so healing can be slow. Usually 4-6 wks in cast/boot, no wt bearing. Then will prob still take 1-2 mo before comfortable & fully healed. Watch nutrition, incl calcium, vit d & vit c. Stay in touch w doc till healed. Read more...
Treatment of . Need to be casted or get a cam walker , non-weight bearing with crutches or walker for 4-6 weeks. Get consecutive x-rays to make sure the bone is healed before starting to put pressure on the foot. Have diet with lots of green vegetables and yogurt to improve bone healing. Read more...

I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?

Depends. If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fully healed. It can take several month to get full healing. Other options include possible platelet or stem cell based therapies that may help healing faster/more fully. Check out Regenexx.Com. Read more...