How serious is a pilon fracture?
Pilon fractures are very painful and debilitating injuries. Symptoms include pain and inability to bear weight on the leg. They often result in an obvious deformity of the ankle joint. Swelling occurs quickly and can be followed by bruising.
Can you run after pilon fracture?
In general, you can attempt to start running about three to four months after your injury. By this time, the bones in your ankle should be well healed and your ROM and strength should be close to normal. You can progress your running mileage as long as your pain is minimal and your ROM and strength remain excellent.
Can you fully recover from a broken ankle?
You can expect most ankle fractures depending on how severe they are, to take 4-8 weeks for the bones to heal completely and up to several months to regain full use and range of motion of the joint. More severe fractures, especially those requiring surgical repair, may take longer to heal.
Will a broken ankle ever be the same?
If it’s a low-to-medium grade ligament injury or a stable bone fracture, then it’s highly likely that the ankle will be similar to before. With more severe ligaments and unstable fractures, there is always some difference in flexibility and appearance.
How is a pilon fracture treated?
If your pilon fracture is mild, you might receive treatment with splints, casts, and pain medicines. Many people with pilon fractures will need surgery. Your healthcare provider might wait until your swelling goes down to do the surgery.
Can you tell me what is a “Pilon Pip” fracture?
A pilon fracture is an uncommon intraarticular fracture of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint resulting in comminution, central depression, and splay, sagittally and coronally, of the articular surface of the base of the middle phalanx.
What is the treatment for distal fibula fracture?
Fibula fracture treatment may include surgery, immobilization, and the RICE treatment. RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
What causes broken ankle?
The most common causes of a broken ankle include: Car accidents. The crushing injuries common in car accidents may cause breaks that require surgical repair. Falls. Tripping and falling can break bones in your ankles, as can landing on your feet after jumping down from just a slight height.
What is a fracture of the ankle called?
Bimalleolar ankle fracture is a type of ankle fracture, in which both the inner and the outer end of the ankle break or develop a crack. Bimalleolar ankle fracture is called Pott’s fracture. The ankle joint is formed of two lower leg bones, tibia on the inner side and fibula on the outer side.