Do ankle bones heal itself?

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Does every stable fracture of the foot and ankle bone heal with a cast and nwb???  

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    No!!! I broke my fibula Nondisplaced fracture was treated with a six-week cast nonweightbearing physical therapy and it turned out that it never healed and it was a non-union and I had to have surgery in May. Hope your situation turns out differently of course 😉

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    Mine is! I broke my tibula weeks ago, no surgery and NWB.  Followed up today in fracture clinic and bone is almost healed.

    I’ve been given green light today for physio 

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    Yes it depends on the situation of the bone of course. I broke my talus non displaced and I did X ray and CT and went to many doctors so they say no need surgery. I should wear a cast and nwb for 10-12 weeks so I am on 8th week now. No pain no discomfort but sweeling when I put my leg down and its getting purple. I hope its healing. What do you think about this.
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    WhizJoe,

    Unfortunately, fractures that won't heal (non-unions) do happen, due to reasons too many to list here.

    There are some modalities like PEMF that can make a difference in getting non-unions to heal. Please investigate further.

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      I recently saw the articles about an Austrian skiing champion, Maier, with injuries fixed in almost-unbelievably short time by the controversial Padimi PEMF.  Lots of studies in the Greek site.  But lookup all the studies, since the treatment points on the body could require accupunture-like precision; treatment times in minutes knowledge, and many other factors.  The treatment protocol is very scarce on the 'net.

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