Does ankle bone heal naturally?

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I searched many resources from internet. There are many vise versa opinions about the talus bone. I have not definite answer but I believe. My ortho doctors said mine heal in a cast and immobilization for 12 weeks. I broke my talus. First Xray did not showed ant fracture then I did CT it showed union and undisplaced body fracture. In CT image there is a thin black line in the middle of the talus bone. Is there answer to this kind of injury and people who had succesfull recovery without surgery. Now I am in a cast and on 8th week. 2 weeks ago while I renewing my cast I mobilised and bowed my ankle without pain but when tried to bear my full weight I felt pain. now I am using crutches. please give some opinions.

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    Your talus bone is notoriously lacking in a decent blood supply, so when it's broken that blood supply gets affected and usually your talus ends up degrading and compressed resulting in a painful arthritic joint. So yes it will heal naturally but it's highly likely to result in arthritis.

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    I broke my talus 9 months ago mine was the same thin black Line in the middle was put in a cast for 12 weeks as well. The doctor said mine has healed well and the x-ray shows no more thin line and the bone is back together! Just don’t bear any weight until you get the ok and you should be fine! 
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      Unfortunately I work on my feet all day long and i do get a lot of pain by the end of the day. I do hope it gets better with time 
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      If the bone has healed, but what is the reason of pain why it does not recover like before injury. May be it a symtom of arthritis. What doctors say about this problem?
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      I had my last x-Ray about a month ago the doctor said that the fracture looks good but the bone has still not healed all the way yet or fused all the way together yet but is fine to walk on. He told me no running or sports yet though and that it could take a full year for it to be fully healed. I have been thinking of seeing different doctors to see what they think about it. It has been a long process and discouraging a lot of the time but I’m hoping it will be better around the one year mark! Are you doing physical therapy after your cast is removed? I didnt get to do that due to not having insurance at the time and I think that would of helped   
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      I am in a cast now after 4 weeks I will remove it and do another 4 weeks physical therapy. Stephanie tell me liitle about your ankle condition. Does it feel healthy like before or not. Do you feel pain on your every step? I went to seven different doctors. They said me to wear a cast. I am in a depression I was good football player and I have never had injury like this. My legs was really strong and I could hiked more than 30-40 km before. Sometimes I want to cry but I hipe and believe I will be as good as before. God bless you
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    No I wouldn’t say my ankle is like before. It doesn’t hurt with every step but it does start to hurt at the end of my work shift and I do start limping just a tad after 8 hours of walking and is a little swollen as well but like I said I wasn’t able to do physical therapy after my cast was removed so I think that played a part in how my ankle is now. I know how you feel I was depressed everyday in my cast and still get discouraged now. Some days my ankle feels great and other days it doesn’t. Everybody is different as well I have read stories of people that have no problems at all after their cast comes off hopefully that is the case for you! 
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