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How long does it take to heal a broken ankle?
Posted 3 years ago in Bones by RabbitNerd

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The time it takes for a broken ankle to heal is directly related to the severity of the "break".If the ankle is minor and just slightly fractured it could heal in less than 6 weeks with proper medical procedures. But if the ankle has an offset fracture it could take longer than 6 weeks.If the ankle is completely broken it will require surgical realignment and setting. Recovery time from surgery can be several months.


What is Ankle Fracture

An ankle fracture is a break in the ankle joint. The joint is made up of three bones that make up:

Tibia (shin bone)-the main bone of the lower leg that runs along the inside of the leg Fibula-the smaller bone of the lower leg that runs along the outside of the leg Talus-the bone that provides the connection between the leg and the foot and is less often fractured than the others The ankle joint is supported by three groups of ligaments. An injury that causes a fracture may also damage one or more of these ligaments.

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