I had Fibula fracture. Dr gave Ankle binder and asked to take rest since it was a silent fracture.

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When x-ray was taken after 6 weeks. There is no improvement in the X-ray. In fact fracture has increased. Clinically I am good . No pain or swelling. Then why no improvement in X-ray?

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    My fibula fracture was slow to heal, zero improvement in 6 weeks. What did the doctor say about it appearing worse? Were you non weight bearing the whole six weeks and not walking if told not to? I had surgery, but my fracture was only 90% healed about 4 weeks ago and I'm at about 20 weeks - slow for me.

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      Well even my doc admitted that xrays can be a bit sketchy interpreting at times, but I'm not understanding the getting worse part. Like I said, in my case I was very slow to heal. My doc said I was on the very high end of average, and for sure at 6 weeks I was nowhere near healed. It was very frustrating waiting to see progress on the xrays, but I finally did. Do you smoke? I do, bad habit, he said that can contribute to slow healing. Are you taking ibuprofen? Another thing that can slow you down if it's used lots. If you just google the bone healing process, time frame, it says 6-12 weeks. I'm still wondering how the doc arrived at worse now than the initial break. 

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    How do you know that your fracture has increased or gotten worse? Did your doctor actually tell you that?
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