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Ask An Orthopedist: What is the recovery time for a displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula?

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Ask An Orthopedist: What is the recovery time for a displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula?

Question: I had surgery for a displaced fracture of lateral malleolus of right fibula, initial encounter for closed fracture. What is the recovery time? When will I be able to put weight on my ankle and walk again?

It take 6-8 weeks for the fracture to be fairly well healed. I would bet that you will be able to start weight-bearing in the boot after your next appointment. You will probably be out of the boot 2 months after surgery.

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