Ankle sprain fracture - Posterior talar process fracture

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Hi, i got some ankle issues and need help.

I sprained my ankle (4 months ago) real hard and fast playing basketball, I couldn't put a bit of pressure on the foot for a few hours. Inside the back of the foot hurts during plantar flexion.I have this injury 4 months. I have done some research and I think it is a Posterior talar process fracture or a Fractured Steida's Process. The image below shows exactly where it hurts during plantar flexion. I found the image on google and it isn't my xray. How long will it take for it to heal and will it need surgery?

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    Hi, I agree with Carol.  Better to be safe than sorry.  Good luck and hope you find some answers soon. 


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    I agree I'm by no means a doctor but it doesn't look like it will heal on its own.

    Just knowing a doctor looked at no matter what he tells you would have to be peace of mind, don't want to make it worse.

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    Well it's not getting better as it should. Time to seek a 2nd opinion asap.

    Are you having physio? If so what is physios opinion?

    I had a snapped Fibula that didn't heal. Non union 100%. I had surgery 5 months later. I should have been more proactive. Had a bone graft too.

    Get answers asap.

    Healing easier once appropriate diagnosis and treatment received.

    Good luck!



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